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THE ^ImcdbcL 



EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Avis E. O'Donnell 



BUSINESS MANAGER 
Patricia M. Dowling 



ART EDITOR 

Elizabeth A. Sullivan 



ASSOCIATE LITERARY EDITORS 

Eveline R. Breault 

Dorothy M. Callahan 

M. Virginia Murphy 

Margaret M. Swords 




"Survey our empire 

And behold our home! 

These are our realms" 



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Upward till we reach the pinnacle our 
steps ascend. Slowly the class of 1946 has 
climbed the stairs of success, and now it 
lingers on the first achieved landing. 
Quietly in retrospect our minds reflect on 
priceless lessons learned, while our hearts 
rejoice in the magic memories of four col- 
lege years. Pausing in our flight we stand 
strong in the pride of youth. 

A heavy mist of peace enshrouds the 
stairway that our eager feet have just 
passed over. At the top stretch noble 
heights of destiny. Momentarily searching 
back we revel in the beauty of the pattern 
— knowledge, faith, and conviction woven 
with Catholic principles — and with firm 
hearts lift our eyes to the future. 



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STAIRS 




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INTRODUCTION 

CAMPUS 

FACULTY 

CLASSES 

ACTIVITIES 

PATRONS 



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The last steps in our college path 
bring us to a glorious victory as 
graduates of 1946. With deep appre- 
ciation we turn to you, Reverend 
Bishop, through whose kindness and 
model guidance we have attained our 
end. Realizing the trend of the world, 
we are prepared to face its problems 
with Catholic ideals as our bulwark. 
Too often the blossoms of victory are 
cut off from their life-giving blood. The 
fruits of our education will not rot or 
wither. Rather do we promise that they 
will flower magnificently, augmented, 
by our life-giving faith. It is a symbol 
of our loyalty that we gratefully dedi- 
cate these pages to you, Reverend 
Bishop; for to valor we pledge faith 
and to faith we pledge truth. 



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"It is my fervent desire that yon will be always true, nohle women." 



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THE QamfmA. 



Caught in a web of majestic archi- 
tecture, we have passed through 
glorious college days on our campus. 
'Neath the murmur of elm trees and 
the echo of marble halls our fond fare- 
wells are whispered. A golden chain 
of friendships is linked to this earth we 
dearly love. Every step in brown 
spring soil leaves an imprint on our 
hearts. Through these realms we have 
climbed heavenward — to these realms 
our loyalty we pledge. 



MEZZANINE LOBBY 




LIBRARY — REFERENCE SECTION 




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LIBRARY 




LIBRARY WINDOW 




"The omnipotence of God 

Shines forth from the universe" 



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CHAPEL 




"God comes closer to me here — 
He IS hiding — and the air 

Thrills with calls to holy prayer" 



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GROTTO 




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DORMITORIES 

BEAVEN HALL ST. THOMAS HALL 




"A place to dwell with friends — 
In comfort and in peace" 




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O'LEARY HALL 
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SOUTH 
ENTRANCE 




"Our hearts m s^ite of us will drearii, i 
In such a ^lace at eventide ' I 

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O'LEARY HALL 

"We need not power or splendor 
Wide hall or lordly dome 

The good, the true, the tender 
These form the wealth of home" 




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WEST PORCH 




"But u'/ien the sun \neels m the west . . . 

The stars begin their song of rest' 



LOUNGE 




"Good company and good discourse 
Are the very sinews of virtue" 



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DOUBLE ROOM 




"That all'softenmg, overpowering \nell. 
The tocsm of the soul — the dmner hell" 

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THE J^MJjJhf^ 



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Over the pitfalls of indecision to the 
soaring heights of success we have 
come. For every new born hope a 
wealth of encouragement lay at our 
feet. Each trivial dream gained impor- 
tance and became a reality with the 
kindly understanding of our faculty. 
It is to you, then, that we dedicate a 
special "thank you." May you find a 
partial recompense in our present vic- 
tory and future good faith. 



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MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D. 
President 

REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., Ph.D. 
Vice-President 
SISTER MARY LIGUORI, M.A. 
Dean 

REVEREND JEREMIAH P. SHEEHAN, B.A., J.C.D. 
Religion 

REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, B.A., S.T.D., Ph.D. 
Philosophy 

SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, 'b.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
English 

SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, B.A,, M.A., Ph.D. 
French, Spanish 
SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A. 
Matheyyiatics, Physics 
SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, B.A., M.A. 
History 

SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE, B.Mus. 
Music, English 
SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B.A. 

Speech, English, ]oiirnahsm 
SISTER HELEN CLARE, B.A., M.A. 
French, Spanish 
SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, B.A., M.A. 
Enghsh, Education 
SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A. 
Latin, Mathematics 
SISTER CATHERINE PATRICIA, B.A., M.E. 
History 

KATHERINE LONG, B.S. 
Physical Education 
DWIGHT F. MOWERY, Jr., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Chemistrx 

MAURICE A. McLaughlin, b.s., m.s. 

Cheynistry 
FRANCIS J. CLAFFEY, B.S., M.S. 
Biology 

JAMES L. shea' B.A., M.A. 

German, Chemistry 
MARY AGNES GOUGH, B.S. 
Librarian 



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REV. lOHN R. ROONEY, Ph.D. 
Vice-President 



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REV. GEORGE A. SHEA, Ph.D 
Professor of Philosophy 



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DWIGHT F. MOWERY, Ph.D. 
Professor of Chemistry 



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JAMES L. SHEA, M.A. 
Chemistry, German 



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MARY AGNES GOUGH, B.S. 
Librarian 



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KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S. 
Physical Education 



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Fr. Sheehan gowned for 
academic procession 




Dr. Mowery marks time in 
the chemistry lab. 




Fr. Shea joins his 
colleague in academic 
gown 



Mr. McLaughlin in 
quest for the end 
point 




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Impelled by the power of charity and 
inspired by the manifold wisdom about us, 
we have passed four memorable years. As 
we stand on the threshold of tomorrow our 
hearts are reluctant to bid farewell. In 
leaving behind our campus with its aura 
of peace and virtue exemplified through 
its sisters, we face a world of diverse quali- 
ties. But our spirit is high, for in departing 
we take your truth and faith. With you we 
leave our fond gratitude and a very special 
prayer. 



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The faltering steps of infancy have 
strengthened under a careful guidance 
until at last they stride mightily on. In 
the joy of our convictions, in the seren- 
ity of our fulfilled hopes, may you, our 
parents, find a deep gratification. As 
we walk down the graduation aisle 
each senior realizes a task completed. 
But we do not walk alone. In the depths 
of appreciative hearts we carry a wis- 
dom and love rooted in the path pre- 
pared by you. For your every sacrifice 
and your every toil we pray a heavenly 
reward. 



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"Mother dearest. Mother fairest, help of all who call on Thee. 

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THE QlabJkSlbu 



In their swift current, four fleeting 
years have captured memorable hours. 
Our chain of friendships winds like a 
sparkling brook that terminates m the 
sea of life. Although we say goodbye 
to college days, our departure from 
classmates is but temporary. Along 
the road that leads to glory we'll be 
seeing you. 



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A joyous note lingers. No words can 
express our mood in receiving the cov- 
eted college degree. And yet each gay 
strain rings with a melancholy air — 
for into each heart creeps the sadness 
of farewell. 





Secretary 
Mary Jane Flood 




Treasurer 
M. Virginia Murphy 



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E M. Dillon, A. T. Murray, L. M. Lachat, R. W. Kennedy, M L. Fanning, E. J. Reinhard, P. M. Dowling, M. M. Swords. 
T. M. Hafey, A. J. McAlpine, P. E. Brophy, M. A. Donahue, C. A. Syner, C. M. Quinn, M. I. Flood. 



CLASS FLOWER 

GARDENIA 



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M. V. Murphy, E. A. Sullivan, H. T. Fitzgibbons, P. H. Bardsley, M. Brunton, M. A. Stanton, M, N. Senecal. 
A. E. O'Donnell, M. T. Street, C. M. Geddes, D. M. Kelly, E. R, Breault, L J. Boland, B T- Stone. 



CLASS COLORS 
MAROON AND SILVER 



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Uxbridge 

"A laugh is ;u5t liJ^e surxshmc. 
It freshens all the day." 

OULTRY songstress of '46 . . . amazing and endless repertoire 
^ of heartrending ballads . . . sleek feather clip . . . sojourn 
at Old Silver Beach . . . one of the 8:06 commuters . . . infallible 
authority on Uxbridge news . . . unhurried in her ways . . . 
characteristic scent of Matchabelli . . . one of the dorm's bright- 
er lights after ten . . . the life of any party . . . bewitching 
sefiorita . . . personality plus . . . vivid . . . effervescent . . . lov- 
able Pat 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club 2, 3; Interracial Club 
4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2. (T) 3, (P) 4; Science Club 2, 
Social Action Club; Study Club 



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3^iA j/. Poland, CIS. 

North Adams 
"Ladv of qualitv, gentle and su-eet. 

"r\RESDEN quality all her own . . . charm, sincerity, frivolity 
perfectly blended in her petiteness . . . lovely blue eyes 
framed in curling lashes . . . French major . . . possessor of many 
a chic ensemble . . . keeper of the key — Morgenthau's successor 
. . . chairman par excellence of the Elmata Dance . . . meeting 
her a privilege — knowing her grand — remem.bering her a 
pleasure 

Sodality (T) 4; Athletic Club 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle Frangais 1, 2, (VP) 3, (T) 4; Study Club. 
Social Action Club 



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^vsdim (R. {B/uuuuU, d.(B. 

Chicopee Falls 
'■ Tis good-will via\es intelligence."' 

T>RILLIANT . . . gracious co-hostess of the second floor suite 
^ . . . deep brown eyes flecked with gold . . . bright with a 
witty flare . . . philosophically classic ... a mind bespeaking 
her neatness . . . her sodality bulletin a college spur . . . intelli- 
gently capable ... an enjoyment of the better things of life . . . 
a highlight on the basketball court . . . the delight of an appre- 
ciative dorm ... an occasional duet truly blue . . . efficient 
French Club president . . . may fortune be your fame! 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 1, 
2, 3, (P) 4; Study Club; Social Action Club; Elmata Staff 



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Dalton 



"Part siren and part Socrates, 
Her face alluring yet recondite." 

"p\ALTON'S darling damsel . . . disarming smile and spark- 
ling green eyes . . . captivator of I. R. C. audiences . . . 
shining light of many a debate . . . Tourmaline's pride and joy 
. . . definitely collegiate . . . many an ardent fan at Mass. State 
and Williams . . . always dressed to perfection ... a truly ideal 
friend . . . versatile dramatic ability . . . her presence a "must" 
for any get-together . . . the "Pat Boyd" of O. L. E. . . . knowing 
Pat is loving her 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.I.B. Debating Society 1, (S) 2, (VP) 3, (P) 4; 
Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Interracial Club; International Relations 
Club 2, (T) 3, (P) 4; La Corte Castellana I, 2; Literary Club I, 2, 4; Social Action 
Club; Study Club; Tourmaline Staff 



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TnaJiiia (0. ShunJbon, a£. 

Springfield 

"A ddug/iter 0/ the gods d.\vms\y laW, and most dii'inelv /air." 

P>EAUTY . . . brains . . . talent . . . avocations by the score . . . 
^ music, dancing, and singing only a few . . . ready smile 
. . . generosity her password . . . zealous president of the Glee 
Club . . . generally serious . . . occasionally not adverse to a 
little diversion . . . definite flare for dramatics . . . conscientious 
precision ... a wardrobe to be envied . . . perfect hostess on 
many occasions . . . espahol on her mind . . . Elm's ambassador 
to Puerto Rico . . . life can hold only the best for one so capable! 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, (P) 4; 
La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Club; Study 
Club 



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Worcester 



"And ds the bright sun glori/ies the s/(\i. 
So IS /ler /ace liltimined ii'ith her eve. " 



FFECTIONATELY called "Muffin" . . . avid member of the 



^ breakfast club ... a fabulous wardrobe as extensive as 
her vocabulary — and as becoming . . . her humor, our joy . . . 
vivacious . . . glamorous hairdo . . . golden by nature . . . West- 
over's pin-up . . . Falmouth's favorite ... a tan as smooth as 
velvet . . . unaffected . . . sophisticate of naivete . . . her flare for 
driving, an aid to '46 ... a wealth of knowledge — a treasure to 
know 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Science Club 1; Study Club; Social Action Club; Elmata Staff 




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S^Jthsh m. (DiUon, aM. 

Holyoke 

"To those u'ho \now thee not no words can ^amt. 
But those who Xnow thee }{now all words are famt." 

"C^STHER . . . cool, calm, collected . . . interesting and unusual 
^ conversationalist . . . ready self-assurance . . . envied class- 
room technique . . . potential authoress a la Kimbrough . . . 
flashing smile . . . twinkling blue eyes . . . her own particular 
brand of dry wit and hidden humor . . . shining gold bar on her 
left lapel . . . English major . . . independent outlook . . . social 
work, for pleasure and. profession . . . the libraiy, her favorite 
haunt ... a star of '46 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2; Study Club (C); La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2; Social Action Club (VP); International Relations Club' 2, 3, 4 



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W-ahi} Cl. 0onohm, (XS. 

Clinton 

"Her verv aye fairer far 

Than smiles of other ma/dens are . . 

"V/TARY . . . famous for flowing golden tresses . . . true-blue 
character reflected in matching eyes . . . demurely dig- 
nified . . . strictly feminine . . . well-displayed wardrobe . . . size 
nine . . . sweet in pastel shades . . . dinners at the diner . . . pa- 
troness of Saturday night suppers . . . frequent excursions to 
the paper city . . . Father Andy's favorite guest . . . mellow so- 
phistication on the dance floor . . . Room fourteen's gracious 
hostess . . . Clinton's cute cherub 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 4; La Code Castellana 1, 2, 
3, (S) 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3; Literary Club 3, 4; Social Action Club 



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fiaihkia W.. CDoivUtu}, Cl£. 

Holyoke 

"fds/iioned sle)ider!_v — 
Toiuig and so fair." 

HTyAT" . . . waving brown hair . . . groomed to perfection . . . 

fastidious about those essentials . . . wings worn with 
an air most becoming . . . mathematical wizard . . . energetic 
manager of the Elmata ... a lady to her fingertips . . . stunning 
jewelry ... a way all her own . . . sophisticated symphony in 
black . . . petite, yet abounding in energy . . . "Roger" at the 
Roger Smith ... a girl whose future looks bright — may all your 
dreams come truel 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; 
Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Study Club; Social Action Club; Elmata Business 
Manager 



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TyiahJi} 3[j[)jujiM J^anninq, dM. 

Chicopee Falls 

"Dar\ eyes — eternal soul of pride, 
Deep life m all that's true." 

^^"D OSY cheeks . . . dark eyes . . . contagious laughter" . . . 

-'■^ Mary Lou . . . Chicopee Fall's gift to O.L.E. . . . avid cross- 
word puzzle fan . . . modern sophisticate . . . suave in black . . . 
attractive canteen hostess . . . reaper of a harvest of "fan" mail 
. . . definite likes and dislikes . . . literary advocate . . . both class- 
ical and modern . . . happy . . . gay . . . nonchalant ... a past in 
Gloucester ... a future in New York . . . good company . . . 
stories galore . . . '"hasta!" 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle Franqais 1, 2; La 
Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Club 



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Holyoke 



"A merry heart nia/^eth 
A cheerful countenance." 



a A ITCH" . . . bubbling good nature . . . Irish conviviality . . . 



^ charmingly naive . . . feather in her throat . . . "what I 
mean is, honestly" . . . majors in Spanish, minors in giggles . . . 
characteristic explanatory gestures . . . interesting red lights in 
a cute feather bob . . . adverse to glassware . . . burner of the 
midnight oil . . . precarious piles of books . . . conscientiously 
attentive during philosophy class . . . clever modiste . . . always 
a smile . . . definitely a good humor gal 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 4; Glee Club 1, 
3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 1, 2; Study Cllib; Social 
Action Club 




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Longmeadow 



"There is nothing so strong as gentleness, nothing 
so gentle as real strength." 



iNY, lovable "Mem" . . . dependable as an Elgin timepiece 



... interested in le francais . . . socially prominent ... at 
every college dance . . . efficient secretary of the class for four 
years . . . Fred Waring correspondent . . . pet peeve, philosophy 
exams . . . host of friends ... a girl of infinite zest ... of most ex- 
cellent fancy . . . her joy worn like a flag unfurled . . . musically 
gifted . . . 46's proud boast and gift to society 

Sodality; Class Secretary 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 
2, 4; Le Cercle Fran(;ais 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4; Study Club, 
Social Action Club 




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Claihsi m. SsiddsiA, £S 

Ashton 

"And still they gaz'd, and still the wonder grew 
That one synall head could carry all she }{new." 

/^LAY-CLAY" . . . cute as her name . . . clever . . . impish 
grin . . . passion for goldenrods and gardenias ... "I 
think it's very dumb", her cri de guerre. . .pet project — photogra- 
phy lab . . . weakness for gremlins . . . staunch defender of mush- 
rooms — uncanned . . . artiste par excellence . . . biology, her 
major . . . but math, her first love . . . unusual posters . . , advo- 
cate of mental telepathy during bridge games ... a slick Rhode 
Island chick 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Interracial Club (P) 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 
1, 2; Science Club 1, (S) 2, (VP) 3, (P) 4; Social Action Club; Study Club 



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L 

Chicopee 

"Deep hrown eyes running over with glee." 

i^T^ESSA" . . . provocator of rollicking laughter . . . pert bangs 
... long brown locks that swing with appealing ease 
. . . shining brown eyes that crackle with merriment . . . actress 
of great dramatic depth . . , "artiste extraordinaire" in making 
the piano talk . . . winsome wit of the senior study hall . . . charm- 
ingly collegiate ... a taste for well-balanced mischief . . . dur- 
able, even character . . . diplomat of 1. R. C. . . . for you we fore- 
cast a bright future 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club 2, 3, 4; Study Club; Social 
Action Club; Tourmaline Staff 



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Worcester 

"T/ie reawn firm, the temperate iinll. 
Endurance, foresight, strength and s}{iU." 

T^RAMATICALLY graceful hands . . . attractive in black . . . 

toujours "Gay" . . . energetic president of the Athletic Club 
. . . snappy figure on basketball floor . . . convincing debater . . . 
cool, blue eyes . . . softly curled honey-colored hair falling to her 
shoulders . . . one of Worcester's favorites . . . refreshingly un- 
perturbed . . . photogenic smile . . . striking combination of poise 
and personality . . . sense of humor all her own . . . soft spoken 
. . . scholastically gifted 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, (T) 2, (VP) 3, (P) 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 3, 4, 
Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Interracial Club 4; Literary Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Study Club; Social Action Club (S) 



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Chicopee 

"She ceas'd; but le/t so pleasmg on the ear 
Her voice, that h'st'nmg still thev seemed to hear." 

UTHIE" . . . tall, vibrant, and attractive . . . ambitious . . . 
-'-^ possessed of the pleasing manner . . . polished president 
of the Dramatic Club . . . genuine love for the drama and the 
glare of the footlights ... a gleeful laugh . . . staunch member 
of the C. S. Club . . . master of anything mathematical . . . famous 
in freshman year for missing the bus . . . high grades . . . study 
never mixed with pleasure . . . Power's dream ... a model for 
all 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, (S) 2, (VP) 3, (P) 4; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3; Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social Action Club; Study Club 



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Winsted, Conn. 

"Each mornmg sees some tas\ begun, 
Each evening sees it close. " 

T EONA . . . punctuality personified . . . ardent movie fan . . . 

clever couturiere . . . impeccably neat . . . conscientious 
about bells . . . tantalizing greyish-green eyes . . . shining page- 
boy bob . . . biology brain . . . chemistry whiz . . . cooperative 
and persevering . . . assiduous reader . . . daily commuter . . . 
dinners at O'Leary . . . sentimental about bus drivers . . . master 
hand at playing the Warsaw concerto . . . charming guest speak- 
er for "Le Cercle Francois" . . . destined for success 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1; Le Cercle Francois 3, 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social 
Action Club 



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Holyoke 

"Of soul sincere, in action faithful, 
and in honor clear.'' 

a A NNE JOE" . . . her future course charted by the Navy . . . 

that gladsome twinkle on the third finger, left hand . . . 
thoughtful . . . contagious laughter . . . conscientious student 
. . . reams of notes . . . shy . . . retiring . . . reserved . . . cheerful- 
ness her keynote . . . her heels tapping a stacatto beat through 
the dorm ... an appreciative audience . . . "Banjo" to her inti- 
mates ... a gentle spirit . . . faithful recorder of important events 
. . . may your ship of dreams come in! 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations 
Club 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Literary Club 1, 2; Social Action Club; 
Study Club; Elmscript Staff 



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Pittsfield 



"Her glossy hair was clustered o'er a hrow 
Bright U'lth intelligence, and fair and smooth." 



^ALL, dark, and smooth . . . startling with stars in her eyes 



... shining black tresses ... a picture in a certain red coat . . . 
a voice clearly intelligent . . . inflected so often with laughter . . . 
connoisseur of languages . . . friends acquired spontaneously 
. . . a sparkling diamond to set off a glowing personality . . . al- 
ways truthful . . . witty with ease . . . the author of our "junior 
prom dreams" . . . may every hour be happy, and every day 
"Don" clearl 

Sodality; Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Elmata Staff; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Interracial Club 4; Junior Prom Chair- 
man; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, (VP) 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 
Club 




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Chicopee 

''Vocts are all wh.o love, who feel great truths 
And tell them; and the truth of truths is love." 

ii A LI" . . . merry smile . . . liquid laughter . . . spontaneous 
wit . . . efficient editor of the Tourmaline . . . outstand- 
ing Verdeoro dramatist . . . dynamic debater . . . famous funster 
of the senior study hall . . . one of the reasons for '46's fame . . . 
a summer at Gloucester . . . generous . . . excellent linguist . . . 
outstanding qualities of friendship ... a yen for pale pastels 
and Suivez-Moi . . . her blond streak very fetching ... so is Ali 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 4; MJ.B. Debating Society 2, 3, 
4; La Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais 1, 2, 3, (S) 4; Study Club, 
Social Action Club; Tourmaline Editor-in-Chief 



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Cbii £. OWomudl, £S 

West Springfield 



"Born /or success she seeyned 
With grace to wm, with heart to hold. 
With shmmg gifts that too}{ all eyes. ' 



VIS . . . dark-eyed beauty . . . captivating smile . . . petal- 



^ soft complexion ... a crowning glory of midnight black 
. . . lilting laugh ... a perfect setting for that exquisite diamond 
. . . mild of manner . . . logical cogitator . . . poised in any situa- 
tion . . . versatility plus . . . capable Elms defender behind the 
rostrum . . . queen of the drama . . . distinctive poetic expression 
. . . an inspiring leader . . . the Elmata, a tribute to her genius 
... a fourteen karat girl 

Sodality; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Interracial Club 4; Literary 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 
Club; Study Club; Tourmaline Staff; Elmata Editor-in-Chief 




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/ 

Caihsihim TTl. Quimt, a£. 

East Springfield 
"Toti ^avor everythiyxg; you are the X'dnilla of society." 

HT^ AY" ... a gleam in her eyes and a glow in her heart . . . 

vitality plus at any hour . . . efficient prefect of the sodal- 
ity .. . inquisitive mind . . . zealous worker . . . originality her 
treasure . . . reading her love . . . music her joy . . . summers in 
New York . . . winters at 1. R. C. conferences . . . classical inclin- 
ations . . . from Bach to Gershwin . . . her friends attracted with 
the magnetism of her person ... a girl to know ... a friend to 
cherish 

Sodality (S) 2, (VP) 3, (P) 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 
3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club 2, 
3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Tourmaline Staff; Study Club; Literary Club; 
Social Action Club 



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dhinkcuid, (BM. 

Chicopee 

"Good nature is the proper soil upon which virtue grows." 

a TANIE" . . . serious . . . unobtrusively frank . . . sincerity per- 
*' sonified . . . soft, hand-knit sweaters . . . never too busy 
for a trip to the oaf . . . indispensable for success of stage produc- 
tions as connoisseur of curtain and lights . . . personal friend of 
Livy and Cicero . . . inseparable of Jackie . . . First Lady of Cres- 
cent Lake . . . her cottage recalling golden memories of class pic- 
nics . . . one of the math gals in the blue books . . . maze of 
courses . . . amazingly unperturbed ... a friend's friend 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Social Action Club; Study Club 



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Wjohk 71. Ssimccd, a£. 

Shrewsbury 
"TSjone \i\ow thee but to love thee." 

ii"JV>TIKE" . . . long brown hair with redding glints . . . shuffle 
board enthusiast . . . charter member of the stage hand 
sorority . . . Shrewsbury's best promoter . . . indestructible faith 
in the 8:06 . . . periodical reports on rapid garage construction 
. . . authority on history and current problems . . . companion- 
able . . . easy-going ... a host of friends . . . bridge fan . . . sales- 
woman for the missions ... a heart of gold . . . fun-loving ... a 
perfect blending of warmth, sincerity and friendliness 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; International Relations Club 2, 3, 4; Interracial Club 4; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Prom Chairman; Social 
Action Club; Study Club 



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W.. anmii& Slcmion, (BS 




Ware 



"When pain and anginsh ivring the hrow 
A mmistering angel thou." 



<i A NNIE" . . . "where? no Ware" . . . Doc's rival in stature 
^ ... adamant in her viewpoint . . . majors in chemistry, 
minors McCall . . . priority on sympathetic understanding . . . 
big sister . . . authority on U. S. M. C. . . . Greek via calculus . . . 
poetry devotee . . . mighty wielder of the slide rule . . . soothing 
voice . . . glamorous long bob . . . gooey sundaes . . . hamburgs 
with . . . tall tales . . . twirler of the tresses . . . bridge player ex- 
traordinaire . . . always dependable 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Study Club; Literary Club 1-, 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action Club 



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BsDitha J. Siom, (B.S- 

Pittsfield 

"Here in her ha\r 
The painter plays the spider; and hath woven 
A golden mesh to eritrap the hearts of men." 

"DERT . . . sparkling brown eyes . . . soft blonde hair . . . well 
dressed in red . . . well read in anything . . . amazing pon- 
derer of problems philosophical . . . just as proficient in things 
athletic . . . dancing eyes and dancing feet . . . her Harvard men 
down to a "T" . . . laurels for performance in Jane Eyre . . . last 
but not least of the four Stone sisters . . . partial to air corps . . . 
a girl to be remembered 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, (S) 2, (T) 3, (T) 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, (T) 4; M.J.B. 
Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Interracial Club; Social 
Action Club (P); Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Study Club 



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Pittsfield 

"True eyes 
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise 
The sweet soul shining thro' them." 

A^ARIANNE . . . biological sage . . .probing mind in matters 
scientific . . . avid reader . . . ready conversationalist . . . 
warm brown velvet eyes . . . enviable wardrobe . . . first of a 
long line of Streets ... a voice soothingly restful . . . famous and 
unequalled for her puns . . . faithful member of cafe society . . . 
good natured . . . obliging . . . fabulous laundries . . . always 
busily engaged . . . will strive 'til she reaches her goal 

Sodality; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Club, 
Study Club 



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^U^dJt d. SuUivan, d./B. 

Holyoke 

"Her gesture, motion, and her smiles. 
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles." 

A twinkle in her eye . . . bubbling laughter springing from a 
fountain of mirth . . . demurely sweet voice . . . classically 
inclined ... at home with literature . . . capable critic of best 
sellers . . . the Elmata's artistic reflection . . . conscientiously de- 
pendable . . . humor at the most trying hours ... a star of Hol- 
yoke's co-feature, 'The Inseparable Duo" . . . modest and frank 
. . . sower of good will — may you reap a bountiful harvest! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club (S) 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Francois 1; Literary Society (P) 4; Study Club; Social Action Club; Tourmaline 
Staff; Elmata Art Editor 



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TriaJiqahsd W.. SwoJvAa, 



Springfield 



"She's pretty to iva\\ with, and pretty to tal}{ with, 
And pleasant to thm/^ on, too." 



'HE typical Elms girl ... a friend in need ... a joy to under- 



classmen . . . diplomacy her mainstay . . .sincere . . . her 
Irish songs a boon to any banquet ... as authentic as her trip 
to Erin's shores ... a willing helper — a popular leader . . . tops 
in athletics ... a favorite overnight guest . . . scientifically in- 
clined with a promise for the future . . . photographic mind . . . 
personification of loyalty . . . "Swordsie" ... to you our spotlight 
points with pride 

Sodality; Class Vice-President 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 
2, 3, 4; Elmata Staff; Glee Club 1, (S) 2, (VP) 3, (T) 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; 
Science Club 3, (T) 4; Social Action Club; Study Club 




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Qlabisi d. Sijnsih, CIS. 

Springfield 

"Her smile u'ds prodigal of sinnrnerv shine, — 
Gailv peys,\&tei-\t, — li^e a morn m June. " 

<</^LAIRE" . . . long glamorous bob . . . agreeable . . , gen- 
erous . . . flare for pocketbooks and hats . . . mathemat- 
ically inclined . . . efficient business manager on many occasions 
. . . attractive smile . . . unpredictable . . . serious and witty . . . 
competent and carefree . . . study hall debater . . . unique term- 
inology all her own . . . cheery greeting at any hour . . . good 
company . . . friendly . . . true to the Elms ... a girl we'll always 
remember 

Sodality; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 
2; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Club; Study Club 



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irecLor 



BARDSLEY, H. PATRICIA 
BOLAND, LOIS J. 
BREAULT, EVELINE R. 
BROPHY, PATRICIA E. 
BRUNTON, MARITA 
CALLAHAN, DOROTHY M. 
DILLON, ESTHER M. 
DONOHUE, MARY A. 
DOWLING, PATRICIA M. 
FANNING, MARY LOUISE 
FITZGIBBONS, HELEN T. 
FLOOD, MARY JANE 
GEDDES, CLAIRE M. 
HAFEY, THERESE M. 
KELLY, DOROTHY M. 
KENNEDY, RUTH W. 
LACHAT, LEONA M. 
McALPINE, ANNE I. 
MURPHY, M. VIRGINIA 
MURRAY, ALICE T. 
O'DONNELL, AVIS E. 
QUINN, CATHERINE M. 
REINHARD, E. JANE 
SENEGAL, MARIE N. 
STANTON, M. ANNETTE 
STONE, BERTHA T. 
STREET, MARIANNE T. 
SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH A. 
SWORDS, MARGARET M. 
SYNER, CLAIRE A. 



25 Oak St., Uxbridge 
6 Elmwood Ave., North Adams 
34 Theodore St., Chicopee Falls 
59 Carson Ave., Dalton 
42 Ranney St., Springlield 
16 Shaffner St., Worcester 
71 Waldo St., Holyoks 
16 California Ct., Clinton 
204 Pleasant St., Holyoke 
230 Montgomery St., Chicopee Falls 
40 Columbus Ave., Holyoke 
752 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow 
Mendon Rd., Ashton, R. I. 
150 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 
16 Gates St., Worcester 
110 Bell St., Chicopee 
183 Stanton Ave., Winsted, Conn 
1465 Dwight St., Holyoke 
48 Howard St., Pittsfield 
38 Davenport St., Chicopee 
52 Craiwell Ave., West Springfield 
372 Page Blvd., East Springfield 
130 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 
232 Mill St, Shrewsbury 
79 North St., Ware 
114 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield 
201 Second St., Pittsfield 
104 AllynSt., Holyoke 
42 Granville St., Springfield 
43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield 



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ALLEN, THERESA A, 
AMIOT, THERESA M. 
BOYLE. MARY C. 
BURNETT, MARION E. 
CANTY, ANNE T. 
CARTIER, THERESE F. 
DESAUTELS, MURIEL C. 
DOLAN, ELIZABETH M. 
DONLIN, CLARE 
DONOVAN, ROSEMARY C, 
DURKAN, JANE A. 
FITZGERALD, SUSAN E. 
GALLAGHER, ROSEMARY A, 
GALLESHAW, MARGARET M 
HOAR, PHYLLIS M. 
JOHNSON, PATRICIA M, 
KING, ANNE MARIE 
KING, CAROLYN V. 
LAPPIN, ALICE D. 
LARKIN, BARBARA G. 
LAWE, DOROTHY A. 
MANION, DOROTHY G. 
MARA, MARY A. 
MARTONE, ELLEN J. 
McCABE, ELLIN B. 

McCaffrey, joan m. 

McDERMOTT, JEANNE A. 

McDonnell, Catherine j. 
Mcelroy, mary t. 

McKENNA, ELIZABETH J. 
McMANUS, MARY T. 
McNAMARA, MARY JEAN 
MEYER, LILLIAN M. 
MINER, DOROTHY L. 
MORIARTY, KATHERINE V. 
MOYNIHAN, ELIZABETH ANN 
O'NEILL, HELEN B. 
PARNELL, BARBARA C. 
SHEA, JEAN M. 
SHEEHAN, MARY H. 
SHEVLIN, MARY ANNE 
SMITH, MAUREEN S. 
TOWER, ROSEMARY A. 
VIGNEAULT, PHYLLIS 
VITTENGL, MARY C. 
WOLOCHOWICZ, HEDWIG S. 



18 Casino Ave., Chicopee 
Main St., North Oxford 
133 Lincoln St., Framingham 
83 Walnut St., Springfield 
120 Hampden St., Chicopee 
53 St. Louis Ave., Willimonsett 
18 Melrose St., Adams 
76 Margin St., Peabody 
73 Miller St., Springfield 
50 Daisy Ave., Floral Park, L. I. 

391 Meadow St., Agav/am 
12 Elmwood Ave., North Adams 
919 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield 
10 North Main St., Whitinsville 
324 Center St., Chicopee 
Church St., Lenox 
43 Armory St., Springfield 
20 Pine St., Pittsfield 
12 Portland St., Holyoke 
19 Greenbrier St., Springfield 
52 Lawndale St., Springfield 
82 West St., Milford 
516 Broadway, Chicopee Falls 
4 Vernon St., South Barre 
School St., Lenox 
7 Princeton St., Newport, R. I. 
17 Kulig St., East Springfield 
196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 
3 Wyman St., Worcester 
14 Haynes St., Worcester 
41 Pine St., Fitchburg 
71 Pine St., Pittsfield 
44 Washington Ave , Lynbrook, L. I. 
88 Jastram St., Providence, R. I. 
12 Crown St., Springfield 
236 Locust St., Springfield 
23 Longwood Ave., Holyoke 
32 Payson Ave., Easthampton 
125 Ranney St., Springfield 
844 Carew St., Springfield 
50 Lyman St., Holyoke 
106 North Main St., North Grafton 
54 Alvin St., Springfield 
2851 Main St., Springfield 
10 High St., Westfield 
21 Scott St., Worcester 



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Only a short distance in time 
must be traversed before you 
will have gained the dignified 
position attributed to seniors. If 
the past exemplifies the future — 
yours should be a happy one. 
Until the time when you join us 
in the ranks of the alumnae we 
say farewell. 





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E. J, Martone, M. T. McElroy, C. J. McDonnell, H. B. O'Neil, H. S. Wolochowicz, J. M. McCaffrey, M. E. Burnett, M. C. Boyle^ 
R. A. Gallagher, E. B. McCabe, C. V. King, M. A. Shevlin, E. M. Dolan, T. P. Cartier, B. C. Parnell, J. A. Durkan, D. C. Manion 

A M King, P. Vigneault, E, J. McKenna, ]. A. McDermott. 



CLASS FLOWER 

BACHELOR BUTTON 



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D. L. Miner, W. V. Honnen, P. M. Johnson, E. A. Moynihan, A. T. Canty, J. M. Shea, M. T. McManus, C. Donhn. 
McNamara, T. M. Amiot, S. E. Fitzgerald, P. M. Hoar, M. M. Galleshaw, R. C. Donovan, L. M. Meyer, M. E. Desautels, 
M. C. Vittengl, M. H. Sheehan, M. S. Smith, M. A. Mora, T. A. Allen. 



CLASS COLORS 
BLUE AND WHITE 



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JUNIOR MISS 

From bewildering Freshman days, leaving sophisticated 
Sophomore ways, she stepped forth — a Junior Miss! 
LADY OF CHARM — Who could forget her, delighted, entranced on the night 
of her Junior Prom as she danced 'mid the soft shadows at the foot of the 
rainbow? . . . 

EAGER AND POISED — With a newly-won self-assurance she discovered 
enjoyment in debating. Holy Cross, State Teachers, Saint Joseph — names 
like these offered a challenge that she confidently answered. . . . 

GAY, DISARMING — She found herself in a whirl of happy, carefree chatter; 
of bright, sparkling smiles on the afternoon of the tea dance in the lounge 
in O'Leary Hall. . . . 

GLOWING WITH PRIDE — Delightedly she welcomed her Dad to the campus 
of O. L. E. on Father-Daughter Day. Proudly she introduced him to her 
classmates and friends. Proudly, too, she showed him the favorite corners 
of her college campus which he had heard of so very often. It was her 
chance to say, "Thanks, Dadl" for all these and more. . . . 

ENTHUSIASTIC, CO-OPERATIVE — What fun she had doing her part to help 
to make the Bazaar the success that it was. The Freshmen sold the "cokes", 
the Sophomores displayed a tempting array of pastry (which quickly 
disappeared), the Seniors brought out their pet White Elephant, and the 
Juniors opened a model (though not modern) Little Red Schoolhouse where 
they bartered their school supplies. The gym rang that afternoon and 
Junior Miss was very much "on the ball" working with Frosh, Soph, and 
Senior for O. L. E. . . . 




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THRILLED WITH HAPPINESS — Why? Because she was the favored one who 
made a long, long dream come true. The first copy of the ELMSCRIPT, 
O. L. E.'s very own campus news, will hold a privileged place in her 
scrapbook of never-to-be-forgotten college memories. . . . 

"JAUNTY JUNIOR" — Yes, Easter and spring saw a new-blooming Junior Miss. 
With a light heart and sparkling eyes she stepped forward to add a bright, 
cheery note to the passing parade. . . . 

LOVING, SINCERE — Like every other Elmite she had looked forward to the 
second Saturday in May, her third Mother-Daughter Day. It was a day 
to be remembered — the entertainment, the tea, the flowers, all were 
tokens of love for Mother. . . . 

LOYAL ELMITE, DEVOTED CHILD OF MARY — Junior year she again renewed 
her pledge of fealty before Our Lady's court of honor. Together with her 
collegemates she passed along "Our Lady's Way" beneath boughs laden 
with fragile apple blossoms to the Grotto where Mary stood with arms 
outstretched in welcome. That was Mary's Day. ... 

SCARED, BUT DETERMINED — Exams were ever fearful things and Junior, 
Senior, Frosh, and Soph suffered equally at "blue-book time". But bright 
days were ahead, so with undaunted spirit Junior Miss, too, braved the 
terrors so fatalistic in their name — finals. . . . 

Mary Vittengl, '47 




ELMS JUNIOR MISS! 



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Our sister classl And 
in these three v/ords are 
embodied the essence cf 
hope, joy, and comrade- 
ship. Our steps will be 
eagerly filled with your 
loyalty, your humor, and 
your love. Confidently in 
you we place our trust. 




SECRETARY TREASURER 
Ruthmary K. WirtaUa Geraldine E. McCarthy 



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CLASS FLOWER 
IRIS 




C. Dalton, M. E. Diggins, C. G, McCourt, K. M. Metcalfe 
I. M. Walsh, A. M. Martin, N. A. Connors, A. L. Heaphy 
M. L. Kleindienst, A. M. Bousquet, M. E. Lynch, M. A. Sullivan 
R, M. Hannigan, S. M. Eisenmann, I. R. Mochak, M. J. Driscoll, S. B. Madden 

B. R. Hourihan, E. D. Sheehan, E. M. Ambrose, E. A. Mulgrew, C. M. Canty 
F. A. Boratyn, I. Morales, E. M. Shea, M. Nelligan, S. A. Matthews 

C. E. McCarthy, E. M. Murphy, A. M. Marshall 



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CLASS COLORS 
PURPLE AND WHITE 



M. P. Fehily, K. M. Courtney, A. M. Moriarty, M. B. Hurley 

M. A. Urbon, M. C. Scannell, M. M. Finn, J. M. Bourque 

A. R. Rigabar, G. E. Pierce, M. T. Mahoney, M. A. Dowd 

M. F. Mackey, M. M. Rynn, R. C. Strain, M. E. Morgan, B. E. Gregory 

R. E. Cotter, J. A. Maynard, M. M. Bowen, M. R. McMahon, M. J. O'Malley 

P. L. Kelly, M. A. Blair, M. F. Mercier, L. T. DesRosiers, P. ]. Street 

C. E. Fitzgerald, R. M. Wirtalla, M. T. Nelen 



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SOPHOMORE SESSION 

All those things that mean so much to us are renewed in our memories as we 
reminisce back to the many happy days of our Sophomore year at O. L. E. 

The Hallowe'en party, — that is where our Sophomore history started, — - 
when the Class of '48 presented that gay musical show, where its hidden 
talent was displayed in an unforgettable manner. The style of the "Manhattan 
Merry-Go-Round" was imitated, and each act was different and so captivating 
that a wonderful effect was achieved. After the musical entertainment a party 
of cider and doughnuts v/as enjoyed in the gym, highly decorated that evening 
in black and orange, with witches and goblins peeping from every corner. A 
well-merited "Three cheers for the Sophs" was echoed by all, as a gala event 
came to an end. 

Gaiety filled the campus on the seventeenth of November, for the night of 
the Elmata dance had finally approached. Exciting and pleasant memories of 
a wishing-well, cornstalks, lanterns, and scarecrov/s fill our minds as we recall 
that clear, harvest-moonlit evening when we danced away to the strains of 
soft, sweet music. As the clock struck midnight, we all took our unwilling 
farewells, while the tune of "Good-night, Sweetheart" still echoed in our ears. 
Always we shall remember that dance and the Seniors who made possible 
such a wonderful evening. 

The college chapel was the scene of the Sodality Reception on December 
eighth, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The soft blending of voices in 
"Ave Maria" and "On This Day, O Beautiful Mother" helped to complete a 
most beautiful and stirring ceremony as the members of the Freshman Class 
were received into the Sodality of Our Lady. Her shrine was adorned with 
lovely white and red roses, and we, the Sodalists of previous years, renewed 
our pledges of constancy and devotedness to Mary, our Mother. 




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Suddenly, it was Christmas] This ".%"as announced by the melodic and 
peaceful Christmas carols of the Glee Club, whose series of yuletide concerts 
was exquisitely done in firm and clearly-blended tones. Only in the hoUy- 
decked foyer was their performance surpassed by the joint enactment of the 
Dramatic and Glee Clubs in the traditional Christmas story. We all know so 
well that age-old tale of the birth of Christ, but yet, each year, how we look 
forward to its brilliant portrayal cnce morel As the curtain rinally fell on the 
beautiful tableau at the stable the solemnity was disturbed. Bells pealed out 
and Santa Claus arrived, laden with gifts for all. Behind the many pillows and 
false white whiskers, we all knew that Phyllis Hoar was oiir jolly Santa, who 
distributed her gcdly- wrapped presents amid the laughter and joys of everyone. 
What a glorious prelude to our vacation from cares and books, which beaon 
the next morning. 

Those following days slipped by so quickly and soon v/e were back at 
O. L. E., now anxiously looking forward to the annual Senior- Alumnae basket- 
ball game and dance, which was fast approaching. Wnat a rip-roaring gome 
ensued when the second Saturday night in January finally arrived. The agile 
and adroit Seniors were victorious over the Alumnae, and then, excited and 
enthused, we danced at one of the gayest affairs of the year. The music was 
furnished by "Johnny Juke" and our first dance held in the "rec-room" of 
O'Leary hall was a booming success. 

"Barbara Allen " and "Up from Zom.erzei — these ore cnJy two of the stirring 
ballads which, when heard, awakened in us the memory of that great and 
renowned baritone, Earle Spicer. Veritas Auditorium was the scene in mid- 
January of a concert given us by that very talented singer. His program con- 
sisted of both traditional Enghsh and American ballads plus added selections 
by Gilbert and Sullivan, some serious, some tender, and others humorous, all 
of which went into the molding of a most beautiful performance. The wonderful 
opportunity afforded us to hear such a presentation was appreciated by 
everyone. 

Gloom and dark clouds iilied the air and our 
melancholy moods were reflected in the tradi- 
tional blue-books which we all so reluctantly 
purchased. For mid-year exccns had reared 
their ugly faces, and we knew the trying times 
which were ahead of us. Long and fatiguing 
hours were spent pouring through books and 
more books, and pondering over these terrible 
problems, both mathematical and philosophical. 
Soon, however, the solemmity and horror of 
exams were over, and we emerged tired but 
with a feeling both of triumph and relief. 

Catherine Canty, '48. 




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ambrose, eleanor a. 
blair, mary ann 
boratyn, frances a. 
boryczka, angela t. 
bourque, jeanne m. 
bousquet, anna-may 
bowen, margaret m. 
canty, catherine m. 
cotter, rosemary e. 
connors, natalie a. 
courtney. kathleen m. 
dalton, rosemarie c. 
des rosiers, lorraine t. 
diggins, mary e. 
dowd, mary anne 
driscoll, mary j. 
eisenmann, sarah-ann m. 
fehily, m. patricia 
finn, mildred m. 
fitzgerald, clare e, 
gregory, barbara e. 
hannigan, rita m. 
heaphy, ann l. 
hourihan, patricia r. 
hurley, margaret e. 
kelley, patricia l. 
kleindienst, mary lou 
lynch, mary ellen 
mackey, mary f. 
madden, sheila b. 
mahoney, mary t. 
marshall, ann m. 
martin, anna mae 
matthews, sheila a. 
maynard, josette a. 
McCarthy, geraldine e. 

McCOART, CAROL G. 
McMAHON, MARY ROSE 
MERCIER, MARION F. 
METCALFE, KATHLEEN 
MOCHAK, IRENE R. 
MORALES, ISABELLE M. 
MORGAN, MARY E. 
MORIARTY, ALICE M, 
MULGREW, ELIZABETH A. 
MURPHY, ELIZABETH M. 
NELEN, MARY T. 
NELLIGAN, MARGARET 
O'MALLEY, MARY JANE 
PATRIE, B. JACQUELINE 
PIERCE, GEORGIA E. 
RIGABAR, ANNA ROSE 
RYNN, MARY M. 
SCANNELL, MARY C. 
SHEA, ELEANOR M. 
SHEEHAN, EILEEN D. 
STREET, PATRICIA J. 
SULLIVAN, MARGARET A. 
URBON, MARGARET A. 
WALSH, JOAN 
WIRTALLA, RUTHMARY K. 



27 Monroe St., Springfield 
4 Prospect Ct., Northampton 
47 Edgemere Ave., Whitinsville 
16 Weston St., Indian Orchard 
111 Pasadena St., Springfield 
76 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield 
Providence St., South Uxbridge 
120 Hampden St., Chicopee 
84 Woodland St., Worcester 
2 Avon PL, Fitchburg 
73 Clantoy St., Springfield 
21 Bartlett St., Westfield 
9 Orient St., Worcester 
16 Massachusetts Ave., Worcester 
118 Westford Cir, Springfield 
825 Worthington St., Springfield 
61 Ventura St., Springfield 
326 South St., Pittsfield 
44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke 

49 Brooklyn St., North Adams 

32 Kimball St., Chicopee 
45 Dearborn St., Springfield 
208 Main St., Lee 
145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 

50 Mooreland St., Springfield 
1594 Carew St., Springfield 

203 Atwater Rd., Springfield 
56 Underwood St., Springfield 
29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge 
45 Ridgewood Ter., Northampton 
13 Massasoit PL, Springfield 
11 Jaques Ave., Worcester 
19 Governor St., Springfield 
114 West Alvord St., Springfield 
Dresser Hill Farm, Charlton (Dudley) 
43 Chestnut St., West Springfield 
Aruba, Netherlands, West Indies 
18 Linden St., Holyoke 
135 Newbury St., Chicopea 
25 Prospect St., Ware 
38 Taylor Ave., Westfield 
3 Ashford St., Guayama, Puerto Rico 
77 Westford Cir., Springfield 
52 Columba St., Chicopee Falls 
76 Phoebe St., Woonsocket, R. I. 
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

72 Carver St., Springfield 
125 Skeele St., Willimansett 
164 West Park St , Lee 
50 Chapel St., Aldenville, Chicopee Falls 
825 Chestnut St., Springfield 
23 Call St., Willimansett 
34 Converse St., Worcester 
16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 
173 Broadway, Chicopee Falls 
223 Pine St., Springfield 
201 Second St., Springfield 
14 Russell Ave., Newport, R. I. 
100 Jackson Pkwy., Holyoke 
37-31 79 St., Jackson Heights, New York City 
39 Delmont St., Manchester, Conn. 



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AIDICON, ELIZABETH A. 
BARRETT, BEATRICE V 
BARRON, ELEANOR J. 
BLACK, NANCY M. 
BRESNAHAN, BETTY A 
CARLISLE, BETTY ANN 
CASEY, DOROTHY T. 
CONNELL, PATRICIA V. 
CORRIGAN, NANCY A. 
CORRINET, MARGUERITE 
CUMMINGS, SHIRLEY M. 
DONOHUE, HELEN A. 
FLYNN, ELIZABETH A. 
GODDARD, HARRIET A. 
GOGGIN, MARY T 
HALEY, FRANCES A. 
HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M. 
HANNA, LOUISE M. 
HANNIGAN, ESTHER M. 
HOAR, MARION B. 
HURLEY, BARBARA M. 
JONES, ANNE F. 
KEATING, MAUREEN M. 
KENNEY, ALICE M. 
LaMOUNTAIN, ROSE MARIE 
LANGTON, ELEANOR T. 
LAWLER. MARIE E. 
LeBLANC, MADELINE T. 
LEROY, SHIRLEY M. 
LOGAN, MARILYN M. 
MALOY, MARY E. 
MacDONNELL, ANNE M. 
MANGAN, NADINE H. 
MARTIN, KATHLEEN A, 
MARTIN, MARY T. 
MEAGHER, BARBARA A. 
MEEHAN, MARILYN T. 
MEEHAN, MARION T. 
MERRIGAN, MARY A. 
MORIN, IRENE T. 
MORRIER, ROBERTA I. 
MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E. 
MURPHY, RUTH A. 
NESBIT, MARGARET T. 
PRINGLE, ELIZABETH F. 
QUIRK, ROSALINE L. 
ROONEY, VIRGINIA M. 
ROSCOE, FRANCES E. 
RYAN, CLARE E. 
SAVOIT, NORMA M. 
SAWTELLE, CLARA M. 
STREET, CAROLINE A. 
TUCKER, PATRICIA A. 
VECCHIA, HELEN M. 
ZAK, MILDRED A. 



272 Sanders St., Athol 
192 Main St., Monson 
68 Mendon St., Uxbridge 
36 Woodland Rd., Auburn 
40 Morgan St., Holyoke 
6 Church St., Barre 
97 Castle St., Great Barrington 
294 Sumner Ave., Springfield 
14 California Ave., Springfield 
79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield 
Parkerville Rd., Southboro 
31 Freeland St., Worcester 
35 Buel St., Pittsfield 
22 Caperon St., Uxbridge 
119 Ranney St., Springfield 
Monson Rd., Palmer 
R. F. D. No. I, North Adams 
45 Ellsbree St , Chicopee 
16 Court Sq., Milford 
1120 Worthington St., Springfield 
47 Leyfred Ter., Springfield 
12 Theurer Pk , Watertown 
323 Nottingham St., Springfield 
39 Mt. Vernon St., Newport, R. I. 
124 Littleton St., Springfield 
3 Robinson St., Newport, R. I. 
395 Elm St., Northampton 
55 Grant St., Chicopee 
11 Church St., Cheshire 
36 Palmyra St., Springfield 
666 West Housctonic St., Pittsfield 
34 Lenox St., Springfield 
102 Piedmont St., Worcester 
44 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield 

19 Governor St., Springfield 
199 Belmont Ave., Springfield 

50 Hamhn St., Pittsfield 
15 Morris St., Westfield 
10 Barlow Ave., North Adams 
146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 
100 Briggs St., Easthampton 
66 Maple Rd., Longmeadow 
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

47 Forest PL, Pittsfield 
165 East Main St., North Adams 
4 Waddell Rd., Manchester, Conn. 
438 Chandler St., Worcester 
61 Everett St., Springfield 

20 Itendale St., Springfield 
215 King St., Springfield 

119 Firglade Ave., Springfield 
201 Second St., Pittsfield 
371 Armory St, Springfield 
Main St., Lee 
112 Third St., Turners Falls 



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F 

R 

E 

S 

H 

M 

E 

N 



In the brevity of our 
acquaintance we have 
found you abounding in 
good will. Your hearts are 
gay and your spirit high. 
May you carry on the 
traditions of the Elms as 
nobly as those who have 
preceded you. 




PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT 
Ruth A. Murphy Marilyn M. Logan 




SECRETARY TREASURER 
Louise M. Hanna Beatrice V. Barrett 



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N. A. Carrigan, M. M. Keating, E. A. Flynn, M. LaMountain, M. T. Corinet, M. T. Martin, N. H. Mangan, C. M. Sawtelle, 

S. M. Leroy. 

E. Ryan, C. A. Street, I. Cusack, M. T. Nesbit, A^ M. Kenny, B. M. Hurley, A. Tucker, E. M. Hannigon, I. T. Moron. 
E. F. Pringle, M. A, Merrigan, M. T. Goggin, B. V. Barrett, M.. M. Logan, B. A. Meagher, E. T. Langton, M. E. Moynihan, 

K. A. Martin. 



CLASS FLOWER 

RED ROSE 



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E A. Aidicon, H. M. Vecchia, E- I. Barron, M, T. Meehan, H. A. Goddard, A. F. Jones, M. M. Black, D. T. Casey, M B. Hoar, 

E. A. Bresnahan. 

T. LeBlanc, S. M. Cummings, H. A. Donahue, E. A. Haley, M. V. Rooney, E, M. Hamilton, M. A. Zak, M. T. Meehan 

A. M. MacDonnelL 

M. E. Lawler, P. V. Connell, R. 1. Morrier, L. M. Hanna, R. A. Murphy, N. M. Savoit, M^ E. Maloy, B. A. Carlisle. 



CLASS COLORS 
RED AND WHITE 



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FRESHMAN FROLIC 

We are the Class of '49 of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. To moke 
ourselves ready for those meaningful days of '49, we started with 
REGISTRATION. 

"They have their exits and their entrances." 

— As You Like It. 

Just short of sixty in number, we passed from our high school exits into the 
entrances of the Elms. Fear and trembling mingled with the hope that springs 
eternal. There were dreams to be realized, trials and tribulations to be 
crowned — may this be prophetic! — with success. What better introduction 
to our new life than 
THE MASS OF THE HOLY GHOST? 

''Prayer ardent opens heaven." 

— Edward Young. 

And all of us lived in the happy thought that those prayers and a cascade 
of succeeding ones would be the guiding light to aid us in our scholastic 
achievements throughout our college year. And then 
INITIATION WEEK. 

"Ta}{e each man's censure, hut reserve thy juAgment." 

— Hamlet. 

Who said it was easy? "Crazy", we thought, and how hard it was from 
day to day to reserve our judgment! But we reserved it, didn't we? Or you'll 
never know if we didn't. And this was followed by 
ELMS NIGHT. 

"All is well that ends well." 

— Heywood. 




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Oh joy! Oh laughter! It's all over! And no one's hurt! Sensibilities, perhaps, 
and temperaments, maybe! but we came through it. And we're, still here, 
ready for the 

RETREAT. "True beauty dwells in deep retreats." 

— Wordsworth. 

For three days we laid aside those things which constitute our ordinary 
school course and our thoughts dwelt profoundly on a clear examination of 
our conscience and our duties to our Creator. Oh, for the 
lUNIOR TEA! 

"What ivould the world do without tea'!" 

— Sidney Smith. 

On that gorgeous Sunday afternoon, in October, our "sister class" — the 
Juniors — arranged a tea party for us at the Wayside Inn. We more than 
enjoyed ourselves, and even though you didn't care for tea, it was the fellow- 
ship, the comradeship, the hospitality, the open-heartedness — those are the 
things we treasured, tea or no tea. And then 
CAP AND GOWN SUNDAY. 

"Shall come appareled m more precious habit." 

— Much Ado About Nothing. 



How impressive they were, those learned 
Seniors! Will we ever be like them? What 
do you think? 

IVIay God bless and guide their future lives 
and shower therh with much happiness. 

Marion Hoar, '49. 




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"Where majesty reigns, and a whisper echoes joyfully." 



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THE ChdtwiikA. 



In the path of work there are 
diversions suited for all. The 
span of our college year was 
made short by extra-curricular 
activities. The joy of those mo- 
ments has been captured in 
flight, and live once again on 
these pages. For the Class of '46 
they are a lasting remembrance. 



me 




PREFECT 
Catherine M. ^uinn 



VICE-PREFECT 
Anne T. Cantv 



SECRETARY 
Ann M. Marshall 



TREASURER 
Lois ]. Boland 



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(Committee C^Lai 



airmen 



EUCHARISTIC 
Eveline R. Breault 



MISSION 
Mane !NJ. Senecal 



LITERARY 
Elizabeth A. Sidhvan 



STUDY 

H. Patricia Bardsley 



SOCIAL 

Patricia E. Brophy 



INTERRACIAL 
Claire M. Geddes 



OUR LADY'S COMMITTEE 
Mary A. Donahue 



LITTLE SISTERS 
M. Annette Stanton 



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(^ucLanstic (Committee 




Keeping posted! 



The bulletin board of the Sodality conducted by the Eucharistic Committee 
attained a new height in excellence during this past year. Every day some 
significant item concerning religion or some topic vital to the Sodalists of 
O. L. E. was graphically presented. The board was truly a work of Catholic 
Action and our gratitude for very splendid aid is directed to Eveline Breault. 
Her faithful contributions to the printed voice of the Sodality and her untiring 
zeal in sponsoring its artistic upkeep evoke praise and cppreciation from every 
Sodalist of the Elms. 



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Claire, F. Boratyn, and Mike, the Mission supporters 



The Society of the Propagation of the Faith found an able and energetic 
promoter for the Elms in Marie Senecal. In the history of the Sodality here at 
the college never was such a successful year experienced by the Mission 
Committee. The mission priests and sisters in the far-flung centers of religious 
endeavor have voiced their sincere appreciation for the material aid which 
Marie has secured from the student body. The solicitous and untiring interest 
which she has had for the laborers of Christ in fields afar has obtained its 
remuneration in considerable financial sums for our many Catholic mis- 
sionaries. 

Every study hall and dormitory found itself with a "stamp box". The 
dispatch of stamps to the foreign missions was as great as the income of mail 
to us here at the college — and that was pretty largel Good work, Marie! 



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Betty discusses a best seller 



The lounge of O'Leary Hall was the scene of many entertaining and bene- 
ficial gatherings during this past year. Under the well-chosen supervision of 
Elizabeth Sullivan, various members of the Literary Club of the Sodality 
presented reviews of modern literature. Reviews and criticisms were com- 
pletely and fairly given so that the audience might well appreciate the high- 
lights and disadvantages of a book. Among the particular books reviewed 
were "Brideshead Revisited", "Behold Your King", "The World, the Flesh, and 
Father Smith", and "No Greater Love — the Story of Our Soldiers", 

The importance of the public support of Catholics for Catholic literature is 
one of the maxims of this literary circle. The ability to appreciate good 
literature and avoid the evil and damaging are two of the main benefits 
that one acquires from attendance at a Literary Club meeting on the campus 
of O. L. E. 



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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 



Processional, O Come, O Come, Emm.anuel Gregorian 

Glee Club 

THE NATIVITY PLAY 
SCENE I — AT NAZARETH. The Annunciation. 

Ave Maria Grossi 

Glee Club 

SCENE II — IN THE HILL COUNTRY OF JUDEA. The Visitation. 

Mary Sang Magnificat Adapted 

Glee Club 

SCENE III — IN BETHLEHEM. The Nativity. 

Silent Night Gruber 

Carol of Drifting Snow Cyr de Brant 

Carol of the Wind Elmore - Reed 

The First Nowell French Carol 

Soloist, Marion Meehan 

When Christ Was Born Johns 

Glee Club 

SCENE IV — ON THE HILLSIDE. The Shepherds. 

Shepherds in the Field Abiding Ancient 

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Martin 

Soloist, Nadine Mangan 

Venid Pastores Spanish Carol 

Shepherds, Awake Davis 

Glee Club 

SCENE V — OUT OF THE ORIENT. The Magi. 

Rejoice, Ye Christian Men Prae tortus 

Gesu Bambino Yon 

Soloist, Mary McMonus 

Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabelle Old French 

Adeste Fideles Traditional 

Glee Club 



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Easter Ball Committee 



"Moonlight and Roses" was the predominant theme of the Sodality's spec- 
tacular social event of the 1945-46 season — "The Easter Ball". Under the 
dynamic direction of Patricia Brophy as chairman, the highlight of the Sodality's 
social calendar was acclaimed as a huge success. May fourth was the all- 
eventful day. The day was warm and sunny — truly it was a day of sun and 
roses — later to evolve into a night of moonlight and roses. We danced away 
four heavenly hours to the sentimental strains of lohnny Newton and his 
orchestra. With "The Easter Ball" a tradition has been established which 
promises to be a much-anticipated function on the campus of O. L. E. 

"Come one, come all to the bazaar." A gay afternoon on March twenty- 
ninth was had by all in the gym. Brightly-decorated booths, tricky trinkets, 
delicious dainties, and melodic music were offered to all for a very small sum. 
Holy Cross, Harvard, and Yale banners also found their way into the market 
place and how that money rolled inl 



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Committee heads for the Father - Daughter Banquet 

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Before the banquet 
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Claire, P. Hourihan, and G. Pierce 



A new and vital activity was introduced to the sphere of Sodalistic activities 
this year. Claire Geddes organized the Interracial Club and under her direction 
its first year of existence attained amazing success and popularity. Every 
month the lounge in O'Leary Hall was the scene of discussions. Various topics 
were taken up as the brotherhood of man, the Catholic attitude toward Negro 
Foundations, and the work of "Friendship House". The Interracial Club at- 
tended a lecture in March by Walter White, who discussed "Color and the 
World Fight for Freedom". Considering this year's success, the Club will 
continue in popularity. 



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Belore Our Lady's shrine 



Devotion to the Mother of God has gained omnipotence through the united 
action of Our Lady's Committee under the capable direction of Mary Donohue. 
The perfect example of beautiful womanhood stands before each student in 
the chapel. One of the most inspiring evidences of devotion to Our Lady 
takes place every year on December 8, when the new students of the college 
are received into the Sodality. 

Through the work of this committee, a new interest in Catholic literature 
was developed. Books and pamphlets on our Blessed Mother were avidly 
read. The ideal of every young girl finds its seed m the holy life of the Mother 
of God. 



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In the beautiful month of May, the month of Our Lady, an inspiring tribute 
is paid to Our Queen. Amid the fragrance of fresh blossoms and the caroling 
of Sodalists the statue of Mary is crowned by the prefect of our Sodality. The 
beauty of young girls adorned in evening gowns reflects a part of the special 
homage. 

The ceremony is begun as the procession leaves the Administration building 
and winds its way to the grotto of Our Lady. As hymns float heavenward 
'neath the mantle of blue sky, Mary's blessing descends on each light heart. 
At the grotto the court assists in the crowning, and each Senior pays a special 
act of love in the offering of a rose. The gay festivity of the day is marked 
with due adoration as benediction culminates the ceremony in the chapel. 

As the Queen of all hearts and the Queen of all men. Our Lady of the Elms 
smiles down upon her campus while the strains of "Oh, Mary, we crown Thee 
with blossoms today" echoes across green lawns. 




Kay crowns the statue of Mary 
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Annie prepares gifts for the little ones 



Nothing could be more praiseworthy and charitable than to bring a portion 
of joy and cheer into an unfortunate child's life. Such was the laudable task 
of the members of the "Little Sister Committee" of Our Lady's Sodality here 
at the college. Annette Stanton's kind and thoughtful planning arranged reg- 
ular trips to Mount Saint Vincent, where our girls devoted many afternoons 
to the entertaining of the little orphan girls. Numerous boxes were sent last 
Christmas by girls to their "little sisters" at the home directed by the Sisters 
of Providence. The appreciation of the little ones for our small acts of kindness 
is overwhelming. What a great work of charity this, and how great will the 
reward be in heaven of such charitable gestures! We have divine assurance 
that "whatsoever is done unto the least of these" is done unto Christ. 



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B. Mulgrew, Esther, Pat, and C. Canty compare views on 
current problems 



The newly-organized function of the Sodality, the Study Club, is one of the 
most informal clubs found on the campus. Its meeting place is any locality 
where its members can recline with ease and comfort — conditions most con- 
ducive to fertile conversation! Its topics include every possible problem that 
might wend its way into this, our life. Many modern controversial subjects 
were freely and fairly discussed at these informal gatherings. The correct 
Catholic advice always abided at these meetings and the present-day dangers 
to morality were discussed. 

The Club has accomplished untold good during the past academic year. 
It has been accomplishing and promoting Catholic Action and preparing Cath- 
olic women workers for a world that needs them badly. The Holy Father has 
always emphasized the great need for such organizations. The Sodality has 
heeded his advice. 



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PRESIDENT 
Patricia E. Brophy 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Mary C. Vittengl 



SECRETARY 
Alice V. Monarty 



TREASURER 
Marion C. Burnett 



MANAGER 
Lois /. Boland 



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The objective of the M. J. B. Debating Society is the attainment of skill 
in formal argument. At its monthly meetings the members have an opportunity 
to discuss a question logically in informal sessions. In this way poise and 
assurance are acquired, points for improvement of delivery are noted, a good 
background in current topics gathered — in short, the meetings are the training 
school. Then in actual interclass and intercollegiate contests what has been 
learned is put into practice. 

1946 saw still more laurels gathered for the M. J. B. Debating Society. Van- 
quishing worthy opponents, the Club enjoyed a most successful season — 
building a reputation for itself and the college. 

THE SCHEDULE 

February 5 March 22 

Holy Cross at Worcester St. Joseph at West Hartford 

February 14 March 26 

Worcester State at Worcester Fitchburg State Teachers. at Fitchburg 

March 19 April 5 

Holy Cross at Chicopee Worcester State at Chicopee 

April 16 

St. Joseph at Chicopee 




Pat and M. Vittengl, affirmative team 



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PRESIDENT 
Ruth W. Kennedy 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Mary jean McJ^amara 



SECRETARY 
Rita M. Hannigan 



TREASURER 
Bertha T. Stone 



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Theater-goers of the 1945-46 season acclaimed the production of the Verdeoro 
Players as stellar performances. In the lovely Veritas Auditorium unusually 
talented actresses stepped before the footlights interpreting roles with the skill 
of professionals. Clever settings and costuming combined with fine charac- 
terization to keep the audiences spellbound until the brightening of the house 
lights marked the end of the presentation. 

In November the dramatic spotlight focused on the star-studded cast of the 
perennial favorite, "Jane Eyre". Skillful character portrayal caught exactly 
the right atmosphere for the staging of the eerie tale. The house was deathly 
still. Critics were generous with their praise, and justly so. 

The Dramatic and Glee Clubs presented their combined Christmas program 
in December. The age-old tableau of Bethlehem was presented in the marble 
rotunda with traditional hymns and glorias descending on the scene from the 
balcony above. 

"Thy Will Be Done" was the Lenten selection of the Verdeoro Players. The 
solemnity of the Passiontide offered an excellent background for its presenta- 
tion. The story of the soldier who nailed the Savior to the Cross and the son 
of the High Priest, Caiphas, was masterfully enacted. 




Marita, Ruth, B. Hamilton, and N. Mangan at tea at the Eyres 

fl23] 




Mike, Pat, and Kay 



[124, 





Dancing the 
light fantastic? 



When Seniors donned colonial attire 



[125] 





u 




PRESIDENT 
Marita D. Brunton 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Lillian M. Meyer 



SECRETARY 
Lorraine T. Des Rosiers 



TREASURER 
Margaret M. Swords 



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Glee Club 



Harmonious voices, pastel-colored gowns, beautiful melodies — all com- 
bined to make the spring concert a proof of the words "Music hath charms". 
This program was colorful and varied. It included a choral arrangement of 
Negro ditties, a few Gilbert and Sullivan airs, a group of religious hymns, a 
medley of songs from the modern musicals, and other miscellaneous selec- 
tions. 

But this was only one of the many delightful entertainments presented by 
this very active and popular club. The traditional Christmas carol program 
was performed not only for the enjoyment of the college students, but also 
for civic organizations in the neighboring cities and over the air through 
station WMAS. 




The A Cappella Choir provided a solemn, liturgical background for all 
dignified academic activities. Against the setting of the college chapel the 
angelic voices were at their best. Both musical groups blended in with college 
life and helped make it more beautiful and gay. 



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etlc 





PRESIDENT 
Dorothy M. Kellv 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Lillian M. Meyer 



SECRETARY 
Margaret M. Bowen 



TREASURER 
Bertha T. Stone 



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Mary McManus 
annual basketball tourney — as always — filled 
rooters. 1946 was a banner year for the Athletic Club 
deserve a vote of thanks. 



"All work and no play 
makes Jill a dull girl." To 
offer an hour or more of 
good healthy exercise and 
sport to book-weary stu- 
dents is the objective of 
the Athletic Club. With 
such a variety of activities 
the program of the year 
encouraged the spirit of 
good sportsmanship and 
fair play and kept a rosy 
glow in every cheek. Ar- 
rangements were made to 
provide for every sport in 
which interest was exhib- 
ited — from riding to swim- 
ming and bowling. The 
the gym with enthusiastic 
and its officers 



Senior 

Basketball 

Team 




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emationai f\elaUon6 




tii 




PRESIDENT 
Patricia E. Brophy 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Mary T. McElroy 



SECRETARY 
Dorothy G. lAanion 



TREASURER 
Elizabeth A. Sullivan 



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If it is current situations and events which have such a fascinating appeal 
in your life, the International Relations Club is your goal. The big event for 
the year for I. R. C. followers during the past year was the three-day confer 
ence at Mount St. Mary's College in Hookset, New Hampshire. All prominent 
Catholic and secular colleges were represented — the latter through Newman 
Club members — at this peace federation. It was the long-awaited moment 
for Elms' rooters to present their opinions on current international affairs. The 
guest of honor was the Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, former ambassador to 
Great Britain, who spoke on the Catholic contribution to world events. The 
main theme was the "Catholic solution to present global problems". 

The Elmites very capably conducted a panel discussion — according to 
parliamentary form — on "United States and ideological conflicts". The ma- 
terial was thoroughly understood and well handled. 

During this week-end sojourn, the social side was not neglected. All were 
royally feted at dinners and dances. The whole program was fittingly brought 
to an end by solemn benediction in the college chapel. The trip proved to be 
a splendid success and was representative of the type of work carried on by 
this up-to-the-minute Club sponsored by the history department. 



[131] 



etiana 




PRESIDENT 
H. Patricia Bards\e\ 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
M Virginia Murphy 



SECRETARY 
Mary A. Donohue 



TREASURER 
Rosemary E. Cotter 



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"Hojas" in the making 




M. Boyle, E. McKenna, and T. Amiot 



As Spain figured prominently in the international situation during the past 
year, so "La Corte Castellana" was an important activity on our campus during 
the past school year. Last September, amid the charming atmosphere of 
gleaming silver, lovely china, and delicious dainties, the members of the 
club were introduced to Sehorita Nieves Alfaro de Fournier at a tea in her 
honor. With all the appeal of her cadent tongue and Spanish charm, Sehorita 
Alfaro enlightened the Spanish students on Spanish culture and life. For a few 
fleeting hours we had a bit of Spain with us . . . truly it is a land of mystery 
and black-eyed sehoritas. 

The strains of Jesu Bambino and "Venid Pastores" floated o'er the rotunda 
out into the night as "La Corte Castellana" made its contribution to the annual 
Christmas party held here on the campus. The dulcet melodious intonations 
of the Spanish carols cast a spell over all and brought everyone back in spirit 
to the first Christmas night. 

Isabel Morales, at a meeting of "La Corte Castellana" this year, spoke to 
the students concerning the social, political, and economic status of present- 
day Puerto Rico. 



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PRESIDENT 
Eveline R. Breaidt 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Mary C. Vittengl 



SECRETARY 
Mary Anne Dowd 



TREASURER 
Lo!s /. Boland 



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Bits of French Opera 




Alice, Mem, and M. McManus 



With the martial measures of Chopin's Polonaise and the soothing strains 
of Debussy's Reverie still reverberating in our ears, it is easy for us to 
reminisce and to conjure up in a series of vivid flashes a unified idea of the 
activities of "Le Cercle Fran<;ais" for this year. 

The aim of the club is to instill in each member a deep-rooted, far-reaching 
knowledge, understanding, and love for the language, ideals, customs, and 
culture of "la douce France". This was achieved by the open-forum discussions 
of popular French musicians and painters, by travelogues, by the presentation 
of original one-act plays, and by daily conversations at the French table. The 
"Chuchotements des Ormes" — official organ of the club — was eagerly 
awaited and avidly perused each month. 

Highlights of the year were the Christmas program and tea, the meetings 
of the Alliance Fran^aise where we heard distinguished personalities as Mme. 
Mackee and Professor Andre Morize, and the final social coffee hour. It was 
a very successful and beneficial year for French enthusiasts. 



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cience 





PRESIDENT 
Claire M. Geddes 



VICE-PRESIDENT 
Susan E. Fitzgerald 



SECRETARY 
Kathleen M. Courtney 



TREASURER 
Margaret M. Swords 



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Is it, or is it not? 
Ask Avis 




During this year of activity, the Science Club went a long way towards 
accomplishing its end, namely, the presentation of scientific facts in an inter- 
esting and comprehensive manner. 

Because of the growing interest in photography both as a scientific project 
and a pleasant pastime, the trend of thought for the year was focused along 
that line. A photography laboratory for the use of the science students was 
established, and instructive lectures on the proper methods of technique for 
developing and enlarging were given at the earlier meetings of the year. 
At other lectures the technicalities and chemical applications were discussed 
with the aid of specially-chosen slides. 

In March the members of the Science Club were guests of the New England 
Association of Chemists at their annual meeting which was held at the college. 

What is lacking in number is counter-balanced by spirit and this club 
proposes to continue in the future to aid those interested in scientific work. 

To those who will follow us we leave a society richly endowed with student 
loyalty, beneficial scientific accomplishment, and unlimited opportunities in 
the modern scientific world. 



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PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT 
Bertha T. Stone Esther M. Dillon 

SECRETARY 
Dorothy M. Kelly 

The name "Social Action" epitomizes very aptly the underlying purpose of 
the Social Action Club. Only senior philosophy devotees are allowed mem- 
bership in this exclusive organization where outstanding social problems of 
the day are discussed. 

Monthly meetings were held under the benevolent auspices of "Pere Shea". 
At these informal gatherings the main topics under consideration were capital 
and labor, socialized medicine, compulsory military training, and the ethics 
of the use of the atomic bomb. A special program was arranged for the feast 
of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of all students, and in particular of philosophers. 
During this assembly his life and work were discussed in relation to our own 
philosophical studies. 

In interpreting modern problems, each girl prided herself on her ability 
to present her point of view in precise, syllogistic form. To speak clearly, 
to think correctly, to argue logically, these were the unflinching standards 
whereby we set our goal — an adequate preparation for upholding the 
Catholic ideal in the future. 



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The night was /riled with music 
And the cares that nifested the 
Folded their tents h\e the Arabs 
And ds sihntly shpped away. 



OUR JUNIOR PROM COM^-IITTEE 

GENERAL CHAIRMAN Virginia Murphy 

DECORATIONS Clane Geddes 

TICKETS Alice Murray 

REFRESHMENTS Manta Brunton 

FAVORS Evehne Breauh 

PROGRAMS Dorothy Kelly 

MUSIC Mary ]ane Flood 




Claire and John 



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The day of renown arrived in splendor — the day when we as Seniors 
donned the noble cap and gown. Our realization was as great as the antici- 
pation that had been growing for three years. On October 28, 1945, we 
received the garb of academic scholars. Our joy was boundless — our thanks 
were endless. To those who aided us and those who rejoiced with us we 
give a special place in our memories. 

Excerpt from the seryyion deUvered hy Reverend Peter ]. Dolin, S.J., on 
Cap and Gown Sunday 

It is not without significance that the ceremony for which we have assembled 
here should have been arranged for the Feast of Christ the King. This college 
is a tribute to the diocese of Springfield. These halls of learning are sturdy 
and permanent witnesses to truth. They were builded in sacrifice and gener- 
osity that truth might be taught to you and to the succeeding generations of 
the diocese of Springfield and to those daughters of the Church from other 
sections who are in quest of true education. 




From chapel to gym — October 28 



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And, while your education is being completed, I would remind you that 
you will never learn very much more than you learned in your youth in your 
penny catechism. Life is only worth living insofar as you know the truth 
based upon the elementary consideration that there is Divine Truth — God, 
and you have your soul to save. 

You now wear your cap and gown, but you have many days and hours 
of study before you. Your study will not be in vain if you keep in mind that 
Life is worth living if it contains an element of the Divine. It will be shared 
by those who trained you. You must prove that your college is for the exten- 
sion of Christ. We will pray that in consequence you will have the strength 
to speed you on, that each day and each milestone may place in your hands 
the grace and strength of the Peace of Christ. Amen. 




Reception in gym — October 28 



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The first of a series of lectures was held 
in the auditorium of the Administration 
building when in October Miss Mary 
Louise Hickey rendered her adaptation 
of "The Barretts of Wimpole Street". Her 
cleverness as a dramatist, author, and 
diseuse captivated her audience. 



A lecture on the Madonna in art was 
given by Father Bernhardt of Weston Col- 
lege. To every listening student and guest 
his presentation of the Mother of God as 
an inspiring subject for art was of utmost 
interest. Using slides as a means of dem- 
onstration, he brought art right into the 
gathering and made it live vividly. 




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The well-known baritone, Mr. Earle 
Spicer, entertained us with bits of English 
ballads and folk songs. Music has always 
held a predominant note of interest for the 
girls and that evening we were at the 
height of enjoyment. Mr. Spicer's friend- 
liness and talent completed the evening. 



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The last of the series of lectures was 
given by Masie Ward Sheed, of Sheed- 
Ward Publishing Company. Her renown 
as an author and lecturer has increased 
daily, and it was a pleasure for the stu- 
dents to be an audience for the lecture 
"Some American Writers and the Catholic 
Church". These four lectures heightened 
our enthusiasm for the arts. 




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Dottie, Peg, Jinny, Evie 
Betty, Avis, Pat 



"When to the sessions of sweet silent thought 
I summon uf> remembrance of things past . . ." 

Publication of the Elmata every year at the College of Our Lady of the 
Elms has become a treasured tradition. Generally, a beautiful thing is a costly 
thing and in keeping with this the Senior Class, with all the undaunted spirit 
and renewed vigor that only a newly-won peace can arouse, under the capa- 
ble and enthusiastic loyalty of its chosen leader, Lois I. Boland, and her com- 
mittee, gave to the Elms its opening dance of the college year. Truly the mar- 
ble halls resounded that night with "mirth and cheer." The harvest moon, 
rustling leaves, and soft music whispered not only happiness but success to a 
very important undertaking. The Senior-Alumnae basketball game and danca 
which followed a little later on in the season proved none the less successful. 

The splendor of the marble stairways, because of their architectural design, 
has captivated us. To use these stairways for the theme of our yearbook 
seemed to us a most fitting manner in which to convey all that v/e wanted to 
express. 



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Deadline in the offing 

Realizing that memory is often a little bit hazy and has need of gentle prod- 
ding, the Elmata has endeavored to fix within these pages the happy and 
carefree adventures of our life here on the campus. Each page is a key to a 
volume of memories bound in youthful mirth — each page written and edited 
while memories still are green. Co-operation is the keynote to success and 
it is with deepest sincerity and utmost gratitude that we offer our heartfelt 
thanks to all the underclassmen, Seniors, and those interested in our work 
who so generously gave of their time and effort. May the publication of this 
book be a lasting tribute and a storehouse of memories to the Class of '46. 




Elmata Dance Committee 
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Staff 



A year ago, here on the college campus, the already familiar sound of 
Tourmaline took on a new meaning, as we found it heralding the first 
edition of an outstanding collegiate magazine. This year, under the capable 
and versatile direction of Alice Murray, Editor-in-Chief, and her staff, the 
faltering steps of infancy were banished and the Tourmaline was promised 
a place of prominence among the other leading college publications. 

Introducing a newly-adopted policy, the winter issue featured a guest 
article written by an acknowledged master of the pen who willingly gave 
of his time and talent. "Lady of the Trinity", inspired by the poetic genius of 
the poet, Eddie Doherty, a prominent member of the editorial staff of the 
Chicago Sun, graced the pages of this issue. 

Prominent among the Tourmaline poets this year were Avis O'Donnell 
and Elizabeth Sullivan of the Seniors, whose inspiring verses are a credit 
to their poetic talents. From the underclassmen, Mary McManus, Theresa 
Amiot, Geraldine McCarthy, Claire Fitzgerald, and Eleanor Langton, came 
contributions also. 



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Senior members of the staff 



The palm for versatility goes to Alice Murray for her many articles, editorials, 
and verse. Short stories flowed from the pens of Catherine Quinn, Geraldine 
McCarthy, and Theresa Amiot. Patricia Brophy and other essayists furnished 
a number of interesting pages. 

The year proved to be a very successful , ^^m^m 

one. May the publications of future years .^^^Krn^ 
reap the benefits of a seed v/ell sown. 




All, Editor-in-Chief 



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STAFF 

Joan McCaffrey EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Barbara Parnell BUSINESS MANAGER 

Mary McElroy ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER 

Mary Scanr^ell CIRCULATION MANAGER 

Rosemary Cotter ASSISTANT CIRCULATION MANAGER 

Elizabeth McKenna SOCIAL EDITOR 

MaryVittengl ASSISTANT SOCIAL EDITOR 

Lilhan Meyer SPORTS EDITOR 

Theresa Amwt STAFF ARTIST 

Kathleen Metcalfe STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER 

Dorothy Manwn, Ellen Martone, Mary Mara, Alice Lappin. . . .FEATURE EDITORS 

Hedwig Wolochowicz, Anne McAlpme, Katherine Moriarty, Dorothy Lawe, 

Elizabeth Dolan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS 

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The year 1946 found peace and contentment burying deeply the only too- 
recent sound of guns and shells. Was it not only right, then, that out of this 
chaos something new and beautiful should be born. All over the world the 
newness of peace was breaking forth — and so it was on our campus, too, 
when in April the first issue of our college newspaper, the Elmscript, made 
its debut. Cries of "Have you seen ..." "It's here" echoed forth from the 
marble halls as each enthusiastic student received her copy. Years of plan- 
ning and dreaming had at last materialized. 

To actually see in prmt the fulfillment of a dream is a joy experienced onl-y 
by those who have worked tirelessly and endlessly for such an accomplishment. 
To the editor of the Elmscript, to her staff, and to all who so generously gave 
of their time and effort, we, of the Senior Class, say, "Well done". May your 
first issue of this paper ever be to you a shining light to lead you on. To know 
that you have endeavored to spread her fame proves the worth of her guiding 
influence. May the Elmscript ever grow in publication, popularity, and 
prominence. 



First edition 



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THE QommmxjmumL 



The last stair has been passed. 
We find ourselves suddenly on a 
wide landing that leads ahead. 
We shall not turn back — only in 
memories. Onward and upward 
we go, beginning a new flight, 
another climb to master. We are 
just commencing. 



ommencemen 



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waram 



Mondav 

Senior Play 

Senior Picnic 

Mary's Day 

Thursd^ay 

Class Day 



Frj'dav 

Senior Ball 

Saturd^ay 

Alumnae Reunion 

Baccalaureate Address 

Monday 

Graduation 



CLASS DAY 




Daisy chain 



CLASS DAY OFFICERS 

CLASS MARSHAL Putnod M. Doubling 

CLASS ORATOR lAanta D. Brunton 

CLASS PROPHET LeonaM. Lachat 

CLASS POET Margaret M. Swords 

CLASS HISTORIAN Ahce T. Murray 

CLASS WILL Dorothy M. Callahan 

CLASS SONG. Dorothy M. Kelly. Mary Jane Flood 

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Mary McManus, junior Ulass president, and 
Avis planting the 1946 Elm tree 



TREE ORATION 

The world of tomorrow rightfully looks for help in the solution of its problems 
to those of us who are being graduated from the College of Our Lady of the 
Elms this commencement season. 

Never before in the history of man have we been so strongly convinced 
that we do not live for ourselves alone. Throughout the entire world there 
is suffering, destitution, and poverty unparalleled in the record of man. Those 
people, whose senses have been dulled and stupefied, whose emotions have 
been torn and stretched to the point of complete unbalance, are the people 
with whom we are going to meet and to mingle to form a new world. These 
distorted minds look to us for leadership. We have been thrown the torch! 

How fortunate we, the Senior Class of 1946, are to have had four years in the 
blessed sanctuary of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 

Our technical education has been enriched by the spiritual. We have 
acquired not only the enlargement of knowledge, such as we will need to face 
the future, but we have received a spiritual balance under the Divine guidance 
of God through our devoted teachers. 

Just as our tree which we have now planted spreads its roots for the 
nourishment and food to sustain it and lifts its arms to God for equanimity 
to balance it, so, too, have we drawn from the rich, wholesome storehouses 
of our Alma Mater and grown and developed in spiritual and mental knowl- 
edge. 

Let us, the Senior Class of Forty-six, promise each other as we go forward, 
never to forget the Catholic ideals of Our Lady of the Elms. In this manner 
the world may be assured of our leadership and whole-hearted co-operation 
in restoring peace on earth to all mankind. 

Marita D. Brunton 



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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 
Cast of Characters 

Antonio Ruth Kennedy 

Bassanio Patricia Bardsley 

Shylock Lois Boland 

Lorenzo Fatriaa Dowlmg 

Jessica Catherine ^iiinn 

Portia Avis O'Donnell 

Nerissa Bertha Stone 

Gratiano Patricia Brophy 

Duke of Venice Virginia Murphy 

Prince of Morocco Alice Murray 

Prince of Aragon Therese Hafey 

Salanio Evelme Breauh 

Salarino Annette Stanton 

Salerio Anne Mc Alpine 

Launcelot Claire Geddes 

Gobbo Mane Senecal 

Tubal Leona Lachat 

Leonardo Dorothy Kelly 

Balthasar Marianne Street 

Stephano Elizabeth Sullivan 

Servant Helen Fitzgihbons 

Servant Dorothy Callahayx 

Gaolor Mary Louise Fanning 

Stagecraft Jane Reirihard, Margaret Swords 

Costumes Marita Brunton, Esther Dillon 

Publicity Mary jane Flood 

Tickets Mary Donahue 

Director Claire Syner 



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At Jane's cottage, 
our favorite resort, 
after a quick swim 




Pat, Jinny, and Dot 




As they went 
rowing along 



Mary Lou, Ruth, Pat, and Mern 



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Some of the history makers 



When the history of the Class of 1946 comes to be recorded in the annals 
of our college, there will be one word more outstanding than all others 
written — a word which might well be considered the keynote of the Senior 
Class of '46. The mere saying "farewell" is synonymous with the saying of 
"Senior", for though we graduates were oft reticent to admit this truth, with 
each lovely happening of this past year we were actually whispering good- 
bye to our Alma Mater. 

Since fresh September — and almost without our knowing — the tall, 
graceful letters of our parting expression have slipped silently into place. 
Fulfilling our fondest and most expectant dreams, they imply far more than 
a Senior's adieu. Rather do they bear the cherished memories of an unfor- 
gettable year — a year which, to our way of thinking, was "slow in the 
coming" but "quick in the passing". 

F — the first important letter — majestic in its height, 
recalls the fun and frolic of initiation night! 

And frolicsome it was — that memorable Saturday evening when fiction 
turned fact and the story-book version of Disney's "Snow White" became a 
wholesome reality! Spirited freshmen enacted their roles in a performance 
which offers a challenge to prospective Elmites, while direction was ably 
undertaken and managed by officious but well-meaning seniors. Yes, this was 
the occasion which the graduates had anticipated all during their college 
years; it was the moment when we faced the almost incredible but all-wonder- 
ful fact — we were Seniors at last! 

A means simply the aura of prayer 
which permeated that autumn air. 



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How spiritually beautiful retreat-time was and how precious were the hours 
oi those fleeting October daysl Like the traditional calm which comes after 
the storm was the reception of this peaceful interlude following the hustle- 
bustle activities of September and curriculum readjustment. 'Twos then we 
were made wealthy, not in the monetary sense of the word, but rather were 
we rich in the treasury of graces and blessings which poured forth in unlim- 
ited abundance. 

R stands out boldly, recording in red 

the rush and rejoicing of great days ahead! 

A prosperous future indeed loomed forth with such events as the Elmata 
Dance and "Jane Eyre" holding prominent places m the college spotlight. 
From all corners of the campus issued hearty and well-deserved praise for 
a social function which has yet to be equaled and for a dramatic enterprise 
which added another feather to the cap of Verdeorol 

E reflects the elegance, elation, and renown 

which came to us as Seniors in donning cap and gownl 

Words scarcely suffice to express the honest sentiments of the graduate 
on that October Sunday when the symbolic garb of Senior became officially 
her own. As a soldier boasts of his uniform, so did we boast of our academic 
dress. Proudly have we worn it, and proud forever shall '46 be of this integral 
part of her college wardrobe. 

W tells of the wonderful prom 

which followed exams — then, too, soon was gone! 

Morale builders "par excellence" might well have been the title ascribed 
to the Juniors after their very spectacular prom which transformed the col- 
lege into a galaxy of rainbows and has had us chasing them ever since! 

E reappears in ecstasy clad 

evoking remembrance of tribute to Dad. 

As someone has so aptly expressed it, St. Patrick's Day this year truly was a 
red-letter day in green. Fathers and daughters together participated in the 
mirth and happiness of one of Sodality's most outstanding and successful 
achievements. When March 17th drew to a close, so, too, closed one of the 
most cherished chapters in the history of '46. 

L implies the lovely spring 

when the Glee Club raised its voice to sing. 

And well was there reason for singing! It was perfectly evident that our 
joyous reaction to the Easter Ball could not be contained in our hearts, and 
so it was rendered in song in a concert which astounded the severest music 
critics. 

L again stresses our love now and ever 

for dear Alma Mater which time cannot sever. 

There was a time when commencement for us was a dream, but now as 
Seniors we are awakened to its honest reality. The word which for so long 
was but a shadow m space is now as clear as time can tell — 
Our Lady of the Elms . . . v/e say "Farewell"! 

Alice Murray 



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Wilt 



BE IT REMEMBERED that I, Dorothy Mary Callahan, a Senior at the College 
of Our Lady of the Elms, in the city of Chicopee and county of Hampden in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being of sound mind and memory, but 
knowing the uncertainty of life, do make this my LAST WILL AND TESTA- 
MENT, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made 

FIRST: To our most beloved Bishop and Reverend President, Thomas M. 
O'Leary, D.D., we give our eternal gratitude for having enjoyed the privilege 
of being students at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. We are not un- 
mindful of the many hours of ceaseless toil and worry which our beloved 
Bishop spent in establishing this institution of higher learning where God's 
choicest truths are unfolded and our character molded after the blessed 
character of the Mother of God. We hereby give to His Excellency our 
undying pledge of spiritual remembrance during the natural term of our life. 

SECOND: To our beloved Vice-President, Reverend Doctor John R. Rooney, 
we give and bequeath the gratitude of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and 
Forty-six for his fatherly guidance of all of us at the College of Our Lady of 
the Elms, and we hope and pray that he will always experience the choicest 
of life's blessings. 

THIRD: To Reverend Mother John Berchmans, S.S.J. , and the Reverend Sisters 
of Saint Joseph we give our heartfelt thanks for the learning, patience, and 
unselfish example extended to us during our four years' stay at the college. 
Their life has been the personification of the blessed heart of our dear 
Virgin Mother and they alone, of all teachers, can truly sit by the side of 
our Blessed Mother and truly impart her lessons. 

FOURTH: To our Professor of Religion, Reverend Doctor Jeremiah Sheehan, 
esteemed by all the students, we leave our deepest appreciation for his 
learning, his unfailing kindness, and his ever-willing spirit to help us out 
at any time during our stay here at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
We shall never forget him . . . we shall always cherish his memory. 

FIFTH: To our Professor of Philosophy, Reverend Doctor George Shea, we 
give our everlasting appreciation for the many, many hours of scholastic 
philosophy so patiently imparted to us. Doctor Shea is a true apostle of 
Saint Thomas and we can never repay him for his kindness, his learning, 
and his good example. 

SIXTH: To the Faculty of this, our college, we leave our appreciation for 
the countless hours they have spent with us during these past four years. 
Your many acts of thoughtfulness and kindness made many a dark moment 
take a lighter hue. The interest you showed on our behalf and the aid you 
extended to us on so many different occasions will always be remembered 
by us, the Class of '46, with grateful hearts. 

SEVENTH: To the Undergraduates of this college we give and bequeath all 
the joy and happiness that has been in our hearts and minds during our four 
years at O. L. E. Now we are leaving you . . . the time has gone by so 
quickly . . . our departure is drawing nigh. In our farewell we leave to you, 
the underclassmen of O. L. E., the charge to nurture the ideals set before you, 
to make the most of each moment of every day, for they will slide quickly 
by. Inculcate in your hearts the principles of Catholic womanhood and be 
true to Our Lady of the Elms. This is the charge we leave to you. 



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EIGHTH: In the presence of the members of the Senior Class I hereunto 
subscribe our seal in the year of Our Lord, 1946. 

The Senior Class of O. L. E. 
Dorothy Mary Callahan, Class Attorney 




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Into the golden past of yesterday 

Have slipped the carefree days we loved so well. 

It is with deep regret and heavy hearts 

That from our lips must fall this sad farewell. 

We've cherished our four years within these halls. 
Learning, friendship, truth we found were ours, 
But quickly did the days swell into years. 
The time proved short when filled with happy hours. 

Clothed in our new-found knowledge, bold we stand 
With hopes undaunted and with hearts so true — 
A challenge to a newly-conquered world. 
O Alma Mater, we'll keep faith with you! 




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CLASS PROPHECY 



It is a Saturday afternoon in June, 1956. The sky is a bright, clear blue 
and not a cloud is to be seen anywhere. All nature is bursting with joy as 
the warm rays of a golden sun beam down upon it. The air is calm and 
peaceful — no noise pierces the stillness. 

Suddenly the trees, whose leaves had not stirred all day, begin to wave 
back and forth in a strong wind which seems to have arisen from nowhere 
But, it hasn't. Here is the cause now — Kay Quinn's new ROCKET, designed 
by Bertha Stone, foremost designer in the world. Bertha's ideas are so far 
advanced, and change so often, that the older airplane companies haven't 
been able to keep up with her. She has had to form a company of her own. 
Kay, who has always been on the lookout for better and faster means of 
transportation bought Bert's new plane for her extensive travels between 
Springfield and Alabama. Kay is doing historical research work in the South, 
but she likes to fly to Springfield for week-ends. 

On this particular Saturday afternoon, Kay and Marie Senecal are flying 
over the Springfield area, taking in all the beauties of nature before landing 
at the home of Mrs. Norbert Neffinger, the former Miss Avis O'Donnell. Avis 
is holding a reunion of the Class of '46 today. Mike, who is chief photographer 
for the Springfield Union, is to take pictures of the event. She is well armed 
for the task with her atomic camera invented by Jane Reinhard. This camera, 
which is worn as a ring, not only takes pictures but develops them at the 
same time. Jane has made millions overnight with her idea. 

Well, the plane is now circling over the Neffinger home. Slowly it begins 
to glide downward, right over the mirror-surfaced swimming pool surrounded 
by huge maple trees, then comes to a sudden stop on the lawn in back of the 
rambling white house. Kay and Mike are first met by Virginia Murphy, the 
present Mrs. Donald Hurley. Says Jinny, "Avis is in the house taking care 
of her twin baby boys. Believe me, she's glad now that she majored in chem- 
istry. Her training in proportions and measurements certainly comes in handy 
in preparing formulas for those two. I came early to help her with the dishes 
for this affair." 

"Where's the rest of the crowd?" says Kay. 

"Most likely in or near the swimming pool," replies Jinny. "It's such a hot 
day that everyone is seeking the coolest spot available. Betty Sullivan seems 
to be the center of attraction there right now. She's one of the leading reporters 
on the New York Times, you know, and she's got some news about quite a few 
other members of our class. Let's go over and join the girls." 

Down near the pool Betty is besieged by questions. "What's this we hear 
about Eveline Breault winning the Nobel prize for literature?" asks one. "Evie 
wrote one of the best French novels of the year about college life," replies Betty. 
"I believe it was entitled 'Les Ormes Apres Dix Heures' or 'Girls, Put Out That 
Light'. Others who have distinguished themselves in the field of literature are 
Alice Murray and Claire Syner. Alice, who has been hailed as America's 
most prolific writer, recently published her latest collection of poems in two 
volumes of five hundred pages each. Claire has considerably shaken the 
foundation of the field of education with her amazing text on The Proper 
Method of Teaching Mathematics'. This book is dedicated to the practice- 
teachers of math, at the Elms. 

"On Broadway, Ruth Kennedy is making quite a name for herself as a 
portrayer of character roles. Ruth received so much practice during her four 
years at the Elms that producers find that she can play those parts so well that 
she is the highest paid stage star at present. Marita Brunton is in New York, 
too. She is making excellent use of her dancing and mathematical ability as 
assistant manager of the Rockettes. 



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"By the way, are any of you girls going to attend Mary Jane Flood's concert 
at Carnegie Hall next week? She has just returned from a tour of South 
America. Helen Fitzgibbons, who speaks Spanish so fluently, went along as 
Mern's manager. While in Rio de Janeiro they met Dr. Marianne Street, who 
has been doing bacteriological research in that region. Marianne, who likes 
the country down there, said that she intends to come up North for the summer 
and spend some time at the Fanning and Hafey exclusive summer resort out 
on Cape Cod. Mary Lou and Tessa decided 'way back in '45 that there was 
no place like the beach and so they decided to make a lifetime occupation 
of staying there. When the weather gets cold, they go down to Florida to bask 
in the sunshine. What a life!" 

A luxurious limousine can now be seen winding up the road to the Neffinger 
home. Who can the occupant be? Why, it's Lois Boland, newly-appointed 
Secretary of the Treasury, and Margaret Swords, inventor of an automatic 
slide rule for physical chemistry students. Lois obtained her position because 
of her excellent method of taking care of the Sodality funds during 1945 and 
'46. Swordsy has been of invaluable assistance to Lois with this amazing slide 
rule which will figure out any problem in the winking of an eye. This gadget 
might also come in very handy to Pat Dowling, who has her share of difficul- 
ties in the Internal Revenue Department in Washington. 

Swordsy tells us that on the way up from Washington she and Lois stopped 
in New York to shop. Of course, they stopped in Dorothy Callahan's Depart- 
ment Store to buy some of the most distinguished gowns designed by Pat 
Bardsley and modeled by Mary Donohue. "Bards" is the leading designer 
of gowns in this country and Dot's store has become famous as the source of 
Bardsley's originals. Dottie Callahan saw Dorothy Kelly just the other day. 
Kell was shopping for her trousseau. It seems that life is going to be "Gay"-er 
for her quite soon. 

"Speaking of weddings, Mr. and Mrs. George Bissonnette will be celebrating 
their fifth wedding anniversary soon," says Esther Dillon. "It seems that Ann 
is quite busy redecorating her home and trying to keep George, Jr., under 
control. Just the other day she had to pay a visit to the eminent child psy- 
chologist, Patricia Brophy, to find out what could be done about Junior's 
temper. Pat, who has a special knack for handling children, solved the diffi- 
culty quite well, and Ann's worries are now over," 

"What are you doing now, Esther?" asks Avis. "Oh, I am chief buyer for 
Annette Stanton's chain of restaurants. I travel all over in search of food. 
Last week I even had to go to Ashton, R. I., to get chickens at Claire Geddes' 
poultry farm. She has an enormous thriving business. Her interest in chickens 
started with that poor little chick that was hatched at the Elms on March 
7, 1946." 

And so we find all the members of '46 well off on the road of life — all 
happy in their particular field of activity. Still they like to look back on college 
days and recall fond memories. It is their sincere wish that succeeding classes 
may follow in their footsteps and attain as much success, ever keeping in 
mind the words of our Alma Mater song: 

"Be our light, our guide, our friend always. 
Lead us on our path each day. 
Dear C. O. L. E., ever our pride be; 
To your name we'll bring fame. 
On life's way, your lessons we'll defend. 
On your strength we'll e'er depend 
And raise your emblem, its standard hold. 
For we love it, revere it, our Green and Gold." 

Leona Lachat 

And as for our prophet, we are wondering just how she will use this data 
in her classes of experimental pedagogy at her Alma Mater. 



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Pernor i3aii 



COMMITTEE 



General Chairman 
Ex-Officio 
Decorations 
Publicity 
Refreshments 
Music 
Programs 



Marie Senecal 
Avis O'Donnell 
Mary Louise Fanning 
Patricia Brophy 
Ruth Kennedy 
L'lary Donohue 
Therese Hafey 



A starry June night with much of 
that silver moonlight. Such was the 
night of our Senior Ball. A gleaming 
marble rotunda opening onto a 
moon-bathed campus, soft liquid 
music filling the calm night air, 
dreamy gowns contrasted with for- 
mal masculine attire, and there you 
have the scene of the last formal 
class function of Forty-six. 





As we pause in fleeting farewell, we glance back in retrospect on our 
years at our college. The strains of "Praise to Thee, O Lord" are fading 
away and our Baccalaureate Sunday is coming to a close. We leave the 
college with our degrees commending us for four years' work. The memories 
of our years here, the benefits reaped from the study of God and man, and 
our ability to trust all things in God is strong armament for our years along 
life's rough way. 

The end of the ceremony in the church was followed by a gathering of 
our parents, relatives, and friends. Their happiness in our success made our 
own twicefold. Imbibed with the spirit of our convictions we look ahead to 
a future resplendent in glory. 




Baccalaureate Sunday 



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2). 





The national scholastic honor society, Delta Epsilon Sigma, in 
which the College of Our Lady of the Elms was granted a Charter 
Chapter, the Alpha Gamma, was founded to afford recognition and 
encouragement to high scholarship and Catholic culture among the 
students and the graduates of Catholic colleges and universities. 
The society receives its name from the Greek initial letters of the 
Aristotelian phrase, rendered by St. Thomas as "Sapientis est ordinare", i.e., "It 
is for the wise man to set things in order." 

Those selected from the Senior Class for membership are Eveline R. Breault, 
Dorothy M. Kelly, and Avis E. O'Donnell. The ceremony of induction took 
place on Alumnae Day in the Alumnae Room of G'Leary Hall. The new 
members were presented with the official key and diploma by the president 
of the Alpha Gamma Chapter. 




C. Walsh, '42; L. Ryan, '45; D. Mulry, '44; Eveline; Avis; K. Shea, '43 



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OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT: Gertrude F\anner\ 
VICE-PRESIDENT: Vngima Campbell 
SECRETARY: Mrs. Howard Uurphx 
TREASURER: Agnes Cassydy 



CHAPTER PRESIDENTS 

BERKSHIRE: Katherme Walsh 
BOSTON: Mrs. Kathrvn Broph\' Lvons 
NORTHAMPTON: ]a\'ne Crean 
SPRINGFIELD: Margaret Cahalan 
WORCESTER: Helene Butler 




C. Gertrude Flannery 
President, Parent Alumnae 



As prospective members of the Alumnae we Seniors directed our interest 
to their affairs. Thus it was with due appreciation that we thanked the 
Alumnae for the tea given in our honor the last Sunday of March. Amidst 
shining silver and china we found new friends, ones most highly prized. Our 
years here at school have been filled with the choicest of blessings and joys. 
May our years as members of the Alumnae Association be as full! 




M. McDonough, '33; Avis; G. Flannery, '34 
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10. "Gonna Take A Sentimental Journey 

11. "Tea For Two and Two For Tea" — 

Freshman-Junior Tea 

12. "There were Ten Pretty Girls" 




13. "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's 

Off To School They Go" 
— Frosh Initiation 

14. "Just Give Me The 

Simple Life" 

15. "Let It Snow, Let It Snov/" 



16. "Let's Take 

The Long 
Way Home" 

17. "We Three" 

18. "While Stroll- 

ing Through 
the Park One 
Day" 



19. "Gather In Together Girls" 

20. "Give Me A Little Smile, Will Ya' 
Hon'?" 

21. "Going My Way?" 




22. 'Why Don't You Do 
Right?" 



20 



23. "After Lights, After 
Lights, What Goes On In 
The Dorm After Lights?" 

24. "Just A Sittin' On A Log" 



25. "Row, Row, 

Row Your 
Boat" 

26. "We Raise Our 

Cups, and 
Now We 
Drink It 
Down" — To 
Jinny and 
Don 

27. "Time On Our 

Hands" 



28. "Give Our Regards To Chicopee" 



29. "In The Middle of May 

Commencement Week 

30. "I'll Never Smile Again"— Math exan 



31. "A Pretty Girl Is Like A 

Melody" 

32. "Along The Westover 

Trail" 

33. "Walking In The Winter 

Wonderland" 



34. "Caps And 

GoM^ns In 
Black And 

White" 

35. "Throw An- 

other Log On 
the Fire" 




36. "Lay That 
Mustard 
Down, Pat' 




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THE (pjcd/wnJu 



To you who have aided 
us in our work we are 
deeply grateful. This book 
is a printed realization, a 
token of our dreams come 
true. Through you it has 
been made possible. 



m6 



BEST WISHES 
of the 
ALUMNAE 
of the 

COLLEGE OF OUR LADY 
OF THE ELMS 

to the 

SENIOR CLASS OF 1946 



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COMPLIMENTS OF , . . 



Hon. Edward O. Bourbeau 



Complimeyits of . . . 



DREIKORN'S BAKERY 



Arnold & Aborn 



ESTABLISHED 1878 



Green and Roasted Coffees 



Teas 



43 Pearl Street 



New York 



Compliments 
of 



QUALITY APPAREL, FURS, 
and ACCESSORIES 

FOR MISSES AND WOMEN 



MILTON BRADLEY 
COMPANY 

Established 1860 

Water Colors and Crayons 
Art Materials 

Handicraft and Teaching Aids 
For All School Grades 



Home Office: Springfield, Mass. 
NEW YORK: 200 Fifth Avenue 
CHICAGO: 811 So. Wabash Avenue 



Compliments of 



William P. Brown Co. 

Contractors and Engineers 
Heating — Plumbing — Ventilating 



31 Sanford Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



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CHICOPEE SAVINGS 
BANK 

SAVINGS 
for all purposes 

THRIFT 

Christmas Club — Tax Club 

Mortsase Loans Solicited 



D. G. Canty Co. 



Masons' Supplies, Sand and Gravel 



CHICOPEE 
36 Center Street 



MASS. 
Chicopee 



CONVERSE- 
CARLISLE 

COAL COMPANY 

19 Harnson Avenue 195 Armory Street 

Springfield, Mass. 

Tel. 6-6311 

Exclusive Sales and Installation Agents for 

Timken Silent Automatic 
Oil Burning Equipment 

Service on all types 
POWER OIL BURNERS 



T, J, CONWAY CO„ 



Plumbing and Heating 



CONTRACTORS 



77 Winter St., Springfield, Mass. 



Phone 2-5131 



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RANGE and FURNACE OILS 

AUTH 

607 BELMONT AVENUE 
PHONE 7-1468 



COAL 



COKE 



ARTHUR BALTHAZAR 

City Clerk 
CHICOPEE : MASS. 
Res. 278 East St., Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



Compihments of 

BELMONT 
LAUNDRY 

327 BELMONT AVENUE 



Springfield 



Mass. 



CHARLES W. BRAY 

Real Estate and Insurance 

71 MAIN STREET 
Tel. 142 Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



L. G. Balfour Company 

Attleboro Massachusetts 

CLASS RINGS AND PINS 

Commencement Announcements 
DiPLOM.As — Personal Cards 
Medals — Trophies — Cups 
Club Insignia 

Represented by S. G. LEE 
230 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 



Compliments of 



JOHN S. BEGLEY 



HOLYOKE. MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 

P. J. BRAULT 

REAL ESTATE AND 
INSURANCE AGENT 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



"Everythmg From a Pin to a Safe'' 

BROADWAY OFFICE SUPPLY 
AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY 

SUPPLIES— STEEL. WOOD AND 
CHROME FURNITURE 
STEEL EQUIPMENT 

55 Vernon Street Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 3-3129 

Michael Gordonstein 



Complunents of 

BURNAM'S 

1402 MAIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



L. W. CALLAHAN 

Painting 
Contractor 

48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 
Telephone 3-3062 



Compliments of 

CARROLL CUT RATE 

A complete line of 

COSMETICS and PERFUMES 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 



Chapin & O'Brien 

Established 1857 

Jewelers 

The Wedding Gift Store of Worcester 

Diamonds, Jewelry, Solid Silver 
336 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 



CABOT FURNITURE CO. 

238 Exchange Street, Chicopee, Massachusetts 
Joseph Kula, Prop. 

Complete Home Furnishers 



Phone 1854 



Easy Terms 



Telephone 2-6969 



We Strive to Please 



Carr Hardware Co, 

Hardware, Paints, and Household Goods 
Plumbing and Electrical Material and Fixtures 

413 North Street Next to Strand Theatre 
PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



Center Department 
Store 

Incorporated 
M. Ferris Bro., Proprietors 

Dry Goods and Clothing 

54-56 CENTER ST.. CHICOPEE, MASS. 
Telephone 1230 

J. F. CHENEY AND STAFF 

Incorporated 

DlSPEJiSIHG OPTICIAHS 

301 BRIDGE STREET 
SPRINGFIELD 2, MASS. 



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Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc. 



General 
Contractors 

Established 1879 Incorporated 1926 



480 HAMPDEN STREET 



HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 



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JOHN A. FITZGERALD 



Electrical Contractor 



43 OXFORD STREET 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



[1821 




1831 



Compliments of 

HAFEY 
FUNERAL SERVICE 



Serving Springfield 
and Vicinity 



J. F. Kahl Co., Inc. 

Distinctive — Reliable 
Quality Jewelers for 65 Years 
H 

PITTSFIELD, MASS. 

Registered ]ewelers 
American Gem Society 



Compliments of 



Jorczak's Pharmacy 

MARKET SQUARE 



Telephone 8190 



KAVANAGH'S 

was founded by a Catholic immigrant 
seventysix years ago and consistently 
has sold the highest quality merchan' 
disc for the lowest possible price. The 
courteous service given by this institU' 
tion cannot be surpassed. 

WM. KAVANAGH 
FURNITURE CO. 

Owned and Operated by the Employees 
443 STATE STREET, SPRINGFIELD 

"Original Out of the High Rent District 
Furniture Store" 



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Insurance of all kinds to meet your 
personal and business needs. 



MacDonald S Shea, Inc. 



THIRD NATIONAL BANK BUILDING 



HOLYOKE 



McAusIan & Wakelin 



DEPT. STORE 



... A STORE 
YOUXL LIKE TO VISIT 
AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY 



Main Entrance on Dwight Street 
Corner Maple St., HOLYOKE 



Compliments 
of 



MARKET 
SQUARE 



National Library 
Bindery Co, 

West Springfield 
Massachusetts 



Bibles and Prayerbooks 
Beautifully Bound 



Telephone 3-7145 



Established 1925 



[1851 



Compliments of 



Chicopee Hat Shoppe 

331/2 Center Street 

Chicopee : Mass. 



City Tire Company 

U. S. TIRES 

TELEPHONE 7-1419 
218 Dwight St., Springfield, Mass. 

Recapping — Vulcanizing 

B. E. CROWLEY 

Inc. 
Dealers in 

Plumbing and 
Heating Supplies 

32 EMERY STREET 
SPRINGFIELD. MASSACHUSETTS 

ALFRED E. DUNLOP 




BEVERAGES 

GOLDEN and PALE DRY 
GINGER ALE 

CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY 

CHICOPEE, MASS. 
Telephone 605 



COLONIAL CATERER 

WEDDINGS BANQUETS PARTIES 
Edna M. Jerrold 

1464 State Street Tel. 6-3288 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



James J. Dowd & Son 

Insurance 



HOLYOKE, MASS. 



Compliments of 



Eddie's Meat Market 



WEST SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 

62 GRAPE STREET CHICOPEE 

186] 



Com^hyneyits of 

ELECTRIC BAKE SHOP 

"Fresh Every Day 
— BaXed the Electric Way" 

NORTHAMPTON MASS. 



Compliments of 

FOLEY PAPER CO. 

385 LIBERTY STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



Phone 331 

MLLE. GAUTHIER 

26 Center Street 
Chicopee, Mass. 

HOSIERY, MILimERT, and 
LADIES' UJiDERWEAR 



Comphments of 

GLENWOOD 
LUNCHEONETTE 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



FIELD S HARDWARE 

MOORE'S PAINTS— KEM-TONE 
GLASS— TOOLS— SEEDS 
HOUSEWARES— HARDWARE 

256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 

COMPLIMEISTS 
OF A FRIEISD 



Compliments of 

GLENWOOD 
FOOD CENTER 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
JOHN E. GRANFIELD & SONS 

Real Estate and Insurance 

60 Springfield Street, Chicopee, Mass. 
ARTHUR J. WILLIAM T. 



Compliments of 



T. P. SAMPSON 



730 STATE STREET 



SPRINGFIELD 



MASSACHUSETTS 



188 



POMEROY 
COAL and OIL COMPANY 

EMERALD STREET 
CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 

Neil A. O'Brien James O'Brien 



Leo J. Simard 

Jeweler 



54 SUFFOLK STREET 



HOLYOKE, MASS. 



Compliments of 



RIVOLI THEATRE 



Chicopee, Mass. 



Telephone 7-0014 



Compliments of 

J. G. Roy Lumber 
Company 



ROVELLI'S 



Springfield' s Leading Restaurant 



170-174 Worthington Street 
Springfield : Massachusetts 



JOHN F. SHEA 

Pasteurized Milk and Cream 
Buttermilk 



42 NAOMI STREET 
CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 



[1901 



SPRINGFIELD OFFICE 
SUPPLY CO. 

Everything for the Office 

1615 Main St. 
Springfield, Mass. 

Since 1910 



Compliments oj 

J. Stevens Arms 

SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION 

Chicopee Falls : Mass. 



D. C. Sweeney & Son 

220 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

Quality Furniture 
for Your Entire Home 



Compliments of 

Francis C. Tylunas 

a 

159 Broadway 
CHICOPEE FALLS 



Tel. 1826 



Compliments of 

THE GRISE FUNERAL 
HOME 



Compliments of 



Haggerty Funeral Home 



333 SPRINGFIELD STREET 
CHICOPEE. MASS. 



Compliments of 



HASTINGS DRUGS 



39f) MAIN STREET 
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 



We Specialize in Custom Tailoring for Women 

JOSEPH'S 

Tailors and Clothiers 

Telephone 4-3201 
1821-1825 Main St., 2 Blocks above R.R. Arch 



Compliments of 

GUIMOND'S 
DRUG STORE 



Hastings Stationery 
Store 

2-4 Center Street 

Chicopee : Mass. 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF A FRIEND 



CHAS. W. KING 

Prescriptions Carefully 
Compounded 



749 SUMNER AVENUE 
SPRINGFIELD SPFLD. 2-0082 

117 MAIN STREET 
CHICOPEE FALLS CHIC. 143 



[1921 



' KOHN BROTHERS, Inc. ' 



Famous Shoes from 
Famous Makers 

174 North Street 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Branches : 

Saratoga Springs. N. Y. — Glens Falls. N. Y. 
Also Denby's in Troy. N. Y. 



Raymond J. LaFleur 

Greeting Cards Picture Framing 

Artist Supplies Stationery 
Hardware Paint Wall Paper 
Glass Electrical Supplies 

246 EXCHANGE STREET 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 



John J. Lynch, Inc. 

Jewelers 

Specialists in the Remounting of Precious 
Stones 

Diamonds — Watches — Jewelry 

272 Bridge Street 



Coyyiphments of 

The Supply Department 

Marine Biological 
Laboratory 

WOODS HOLE. MASS. 



EK 



FLORIST 



500 FRONT STREET 
CHICOPEE. MASS. 



Comphynents of 

THE LAYMEN'S RETREAT 
LEAGUE 

West Springfield, Massachusetts 



F. J. MALONEY 

Athletic Outfitter 

333 Dwight Street 
Springfield. Mass. 



Compliments 
of 

Edward F. McDonnell 



Lloyd D. Fernald 
Boston Stock Exchange 



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COMPLIMENTS 



OF A 



FRIEND 




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M. J. WALSH & SONS 

General 
Contractors 

Holyoke : Massachusetts 



Worcester Telegram 
Evening Gazette 
Sunday Telegram 

Radio Station 
WTAG 

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 



Nicholas Zeo, Inc. 



Commission Merchants 
and 

Wholesale Dealers 
in 



COMPLIMEMS 



OF A FRIEISD 



FRUIT and PRODUCE 

Zeo Building 
Lym.m Street Springfield, Mass. 



George O. McGlynn, Opt. D. 

John J. O'Neil, Opt. D 

McGlynn & O'Neil 

Optometrists 

Bookstore Building. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
138? MAIN STREET Phone 2-9514 

Estabhshed 1910 



COMPLIMEJSTS 
OF A FRIEISD 



AUCTIONEERS APPRAISERS 

E. J. O'Neil Agency 

Insurance and 
Real Estate 

22 Broadway Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



Compliments of 

Rice & Kelly, Inc. 

W, F Garrity 

GOOD FURNITURE 

PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



Mitchell's Filling Station 

"Service with a Conscience" 
437 Springfield Street 
Tel. 8094 



Compliments of 

Gerald F. Moran, Inc. 

38 Vernon Street 
Springfield, Mass. 

Compliments of 

A FRIEND 



RIEL HARDWARE & MILL 
SUPPLY 

129 D WIGHT STREET 
SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 



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Compliments of 

ROSENFELD'S 

North Street 
PITTSFIELD : MASS. 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF A FRIEND 



Compliments of 

WALTER M. SHEA 

Attorney ^at'Law 

CHICOPEE FALLS : MASS. 



Solin's Market, Inc. 

110 West Street 
CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 



SCHERMERHORN FISH CO. 

Incorporated 



SPRINGFIELD 



HOLYOKE 



Largest Seafood Dealers in 
'Western Massachusetts 



PURE CANDIES RIGHT PRICES 

SHARP'S CONFECTIONERY 

Is Guaranteed 
If These Goods Are Not Satisfactory Return 
Them to Us 
Our Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams 
WHOLESALE RETAIL 

SHARP'S HOME MADE ICE CREAM 

For Weddings, Socials, Showers, etc. 

342 Front Street Chicopee, Mass. 

Tel. 1058 



T. F. SHEEHAN 



FLORIST 



1?6 State Street 



Springfield, Mass. 



Compliments of 

A. J. SPECHT 

TRAVELERS 
BRANCH OFFICE 

3th Floor Security Building 
44 Vernon Street Springfield, Mass. 



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Coyn^liments of 

Springfield Civil Service 
and Commercial School 

143 State Street, Springfield 
Tel. 2-8416 



Compliments of 

STEWARTS"- WEEKS 

1341 MAIN STREET 

7\[ext to Union Trust 
SPRINGFIELD 

Compliments of 

Walter Trybulski 

City Treasurer 
CHICOPEE : MASSACHUSETTS 



YOUNG & YOUNG 

Church Goods and 
Religious Articles 

Greeting Cards, Gifts 

203 WORTHINGTON STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



HAND-SEWN "PRONTOS" 

— Fatuous for Fit 



Skop 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
"More by the Pair — Less by the Year" 



TIERNEY'S 

Flowers 



288 Bridge Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



DIAMONDS 



Incorporated 



WATCHES 



TRUE BROTHERS 

fewelers 
Established 1898 

1390 MAIN STREET 

Fine quality — large variety — fair prices 
JEWELRY SILVERWARE 



Compliments of 

ABC TAXI CO. 

Tel. Chicopee 2054 
All drivers Ex-servicerr.en 



Day and Night we 
Never Sleep 



2351/2 Exchange St. 
Chicopee 



11991 



"MENS SANA INCORPORE SANO " 



Your years at the College of Our Lady of the Elms 
have equipped you with both a sound 
mind and a sound body. 

Keep physically fit by sensible athletic 
participation throughout the years. 



SPORTING GOODS INC 

88 Birnie Avenue 
SPRINGFIELD : MASSACHUSETTS 



y[amK\aaxKrcrs of THE SPRINGFIELD LINE of Sporting Goods 



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PARK EDGE 
SECRETARIAL SCHOOL 

Forvierly 

SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS INSTITUTE 
Day and Evening Classes 
Established Employment Service 

HELEN O'KEEFE, Director 
187 Sumner Avenue Phone 6-8931 



Comphments of 

CALLAHAN BROS. 

36 Trumbull Street 
WORCESTER - - MASS. 



Springfield Biiick Co. 

630 MAIN STREET 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

A^eii; and Used Automobiles 
Service All Makes of Cars 

William C. Lynch, Mgr. Telephone 2-4126 



Compliments of 

BRIDGWAY 
CHARLES 

HIGHLAND 
KIMBALL 
OAKS 

PIONEER 
SHERATON 

SPRINGFIELD 
VICTORIA 

Members of THE SPRINGFIELD HOTEL ASSOCIATION 



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J 



IDflSSflSOITtnGfiflVinGCO. 

PHOTO-EPGRmRS^DESIGnERS* RETOUCHERS 



77 WORTHINGTON ST. 
SPRINGFIELD MASS. 



FOR 



''Plumbing of Stability" 



CALL OR SEE 



ALBERT E. MAYER 



410 MAIN STREET 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



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Class Photographer 

19 4 6 



1383 MAIN STREET 



SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



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